The Case for Dedicated Scrum Masters

“All our Scrum Master, Bob, does is sit around all sprint. I mean, he’s there for our Daily Scrums, and Sprint Planning. He goes to our Sprint Review and watches the stakeholders, and he asks a lot of questions in our Retrospectives, but what does he do the rest of the time? It’s not like he’s writing code…”

Have you heard something similar to that before? Maybe even said it yourself?  It’s a pretty common refrain, and one of the driving forces behind the idea that we can have part time Scrum Masters, and still be as effective as we think we should be.  Continue reading

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Return of the Zan

Welcome back everyone, to the return of my little blog, the newly re-christened Zangile Manifesto.  It’s been some time since I’ve posted, but I’ve had some requests to get back to it, and I did miss posting, so here we are.

My plan is to be less forced regarding posting, less regimented, and more free form. Hopefully I can make posts more varied, with some quick takes mixed in with some of the longer form posts that made up most of my posts the first time through.  In the time I’ve been neglecting my blog, I’ve obtained my CSPO, so hopefully I’ll be able to bring some more varied information and viewpoints as well. I’d love to get your feedback on topics and responses as well.

One more piece of housekeeping, as soon the updates propagate throughout the various servers out there, I should have a new address with which to find my blog: zangilemanifesto.com! All the old links should still work, however, I take it as one more step to being a bit more professional with this blog, and taking it a bit more seriously!

Thanks for reading, and please leave a comment below!