Sitemap - 2021 - Maarten’s Newsletter

Are you practicing Anaconda or Hummingbird-style Scrum?

How Story Points turned to the dark side

The Usual Response to Deadlines in Development Teams Causes Delays

Copy-pasting frameworks and expecting success is foolish

How I reached 32K followers with a niche audience

Complex work makes mistakes inevitable

10 Agile and Scrum memes inspired by Squid Game

Showing all features at the Sprint Review should be like having mustard after the hot dog

Should we chase badges?

Stop viewing stakeholders as adversaries to manage

A hideous solution that doesn’t scale is sometimes the best option

Stop suffering from 'Goldfish Memory' at the Sprint Review

11 Laws of Software Estimation for Complex Work

How writing made me a better Product Owner

Most roadmaps are an orchestrated delusion meant to preserve the illusion of control

SAFe is a marketing framework, not an Agile scaling framework

Why Scrum prevents and causes Technical Debt

User Stories are ill-suited for expressing requirements

The immutable framework definition makes it impossible to criticize Scrum

How to deal with an absolute unit of a Product Backlog?

Why always Sprinting is at odds with delivering value

Why roadmaps reflect the level of Agile inadequacy

Debunking the 'Scrum isn't Agile' misconception

15 Scrum / Agile Writers you should follow on Medium

Product Owners are great when their team doesn’t need them

Why ‘Don’t do Agile, Be Agile’ is terrible advice

The unlikely story behind the finest herring in the world

Having Product Owners and Product Managers work together is crazy and ineffective

Will the real Product Owner, please stand up?

Doing perfect Scrum doesn’t mean you are delivering value

Why estimates and timelines are the biggest enemy to delivering value

Why most scaling frameworks are a fad that will blow over

The 12 best Scrum articles I read in 2020