Bob Lieberman's Blog

Tools For Initiating and Managing Change

Scrum: A Race to the Bottom?

I had an interesting discussion with a colleague a while back. He believes that unless a Scrum team consists of high-performers, its collaborative practices will degrade its performance to the lowest common denominator. Do you agree?

Situational Servant Leadership

Advice to Agile practitioners interested in servant leadership: it is a subtler, more nuanced, and more advanced practice than you’ve been led to believe.

Keeping Agile Metrics Simple

Software development leaders who are process-oriented (like project managers and scrum masters) sometimes obscure simple concepts in the interest of packaging. Roboscrum is a good case in point.

Feeding The Beast

Fast growth is the goal of ambitious companies everywhere, yet it’s surprising how few know what to do with the opportunity when it finally comes.

Agile: Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

If you’re familiar with the Agile software development philosophy, you’ll know that it promises a lot (and often delivers). But Agile is also hard to put into practice, especially with complex or interdependent software products. The reason, it seems to me, is that Agile as usually practiced is a production philosophy, and there’s a lot more to product development than production.