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Posts by Victor, an experienced scrum master and coach who dedicates himself to continuous learning.

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Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 49

Say, have you gone to iTunes or Stitcher to give us a review? It takes so little time and would sure help us a lot. Thanks! A 100% Skype-based episode! Vic is joined by Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer), Zach Bonaker (@ZachBonaker) and first-time guest Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile). Today our heroes discuss the following topics: Is Quality Assurance an inhibitor to

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 48

In memory of Jean Tabaka. Recorded at the Scrum Alliance's Global Scrum Gathering in Orlando, FL, this episode features nine voices. Vic (@AgileCoffee) was joined by eight fellow participants (all working with Agile/Scrum teams) to discuss some highlights of the gathering. Guests list: Stuart Young (@Stuartliveart) Laura Powers (@poweredbyteams) Kim Brainard (@agilebrain1) Stuart Fish (@fishstua) Jamie Crews (@jamie_crews)

Sign up now for Coaching Beyond the Team

Here in the USA, the summer travel season is heating up. Before you head off to exotic destinations, I want to let you know about a special opportunity right here in our area.  Esther Derby and Don Gray are offering their outstanding workshop, Coaching Beyond the Team, in Costa Mesa, Sept 13 & 14.  I

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 47

Recorded at the Scrum Alliance's Global Scrum Gathering in Orlando, FL, this episode features nine voices. Vic (@AgileCoffee) was joined by fellow participants (all working with Agile/Scrum teams) to discuss some highlights of the gathering (and CSP Fast Pass). Guests list: Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer) Aaron Kopel (@aakopel) Jason Tanner (@JasonBTanner) Leon Sabarsky (@LeonSabarsky) Anderson Hummel (@anderson_hummel) Things we'd

Using Dominoes for Scenario Play

If you're looking for a way to randomize a group and match them with scenarios for role play, I suggest trying dominoes. I've recently been speaking on the topic of pair-coaching, and in developing my workshop, I've been tinkering with using double-nine wooden dominoes. The face of a domino tile is divided into two ends,

My TakeAways from #TBR with Sharon Bowman

In the days leading up to the Global Scrum Gathering (Orlando, FL), the Braintrust Consulting Group organized a two-day Training from the BACK of the Room (TBR) workshop just up the road from the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. It was a fast-paced, high-energy two days with Sharon Bowman and 32 attendees, set in a

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 46

Recorded at Sharon Bowman's two-day Training from the Back of the Room (TBR) workshop in Orlando, FL, this episode features nine voices. Vic (@AgileCoffee) was joined by fellow participants (all working with Agile/Scrum teams) to discuss how TBR aligns with the training and coaching we do in our workplaces, communities and families. Guests list: Abid

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 45

It's an onsite company visit! Vic sits down with four employees representing Dev, QA & PMO at the Data Protection Unit of EMC Corp in Irvine, CA, to discuss how the transformation to Agile has changed things up. Also on hand is Scott Dunn (@sdunnRocket9), facilitating the transformation activities and coaching at many levels

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 44

Recorded at the Scrum Coaching Retreat in San Diego, Vic (@AgileCoffee) sits down with Daniel Gullo (@danielgullo) of Scrum Alliance's global steering committee for retreats, Stuart Young (@Stuartliveart) of Radtac, and participants Leon Sabarsky (@LeonSabarsky), Michael Bode (@ContactBode), Andrew Webster (@AndrewMWebster), Dr. Sam Swapn (@swapnassinha), and Bella Musial (@bellabianca). Here's a video of Stuart at

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 43

[caption id=attachment_3314 align=alignleft width=300] Vic with Bernie Maloney and Kim Brainard[/caption] Recorded at the Scrum Coaching Retreat in San Diego with Vic (@AgileCoffee) and guests Bernie Maloney (@berniemaloney) and Kim Brainard (@agilebrain1). Dr.Dave joins near the end. Bernie and Kim talk about their experiences with their team (Transformers!). For two+ days at the retreat, Bernie acted