In my last blog post on the different types of power (here), I noted that it is more advantageous to focus on increasing expert and referent power than the other power bases. I’d like to look at this in a bit more detail here.
Power bases may be divided into two categories
- positional, i.e. situations where [...]
One of the classic sayings in Scrum is that the ScrumMaster has no authority. He cannot tell his team members what to do, or what not to do. In a way, this makes sense. If the ScrumMaster had the authority to tell people what to do, he would take away their opportunity to take responsibility [...]
(n.b. Back in 2011, I was asked to write an article for a German magazine for their special issue celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Agile Manifesto. I wasn’t too happy with the direction their editors pushed the article in, and since a lot has happened since then, here’s a new, English version).
Responding to [...]
Many years ago, I took part in one of the first Certified Scrum Product Owner courses ever held by Ken Schwaber and Mike Cohn. One of my favourite exercises from that course, and one I’ve often used since, was priority poker. Priority poker is a method for assigning relative priority, or weight, to items, and [...]
I’m on the road right now, and don’t have time to write a long post, but I don’t want to withhold this interesting insight from you.
Last week, I attended the first Swiss Lean/Agile/Scrum conference. As usual, the Swiss take a long time to catch up with new ideas and technology, but when there’s money to [...]