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Mario Lucero shares lessons learned about distributed agile development

This story starts with an US based company acquiring a Latin American software development organization. Mario shares what happened after that, and what he learned from the experience, where distributed agile development was the main method of development.

Books mentioned in this interview:

Mario also talks about videos that are worth watching, here are some:

About Mario Lucero

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Mario Lucero is an Agile evangelist who wants to help people adopting agile (Kanban or Scrum). He’s worked with Agile since 2010 in a distributed software development environment.You can find Mario Lucero on Twitter. Mario Lucero in LinkedIn. Mario also writes a blog at: mariolucero.cl.

Matt Dominici shares his thoughts on involving the right stakeholders

How do we define and involve the right stakeholders? What are the tools we can use to find and involve them? How do help stakeholders find alignment and help the team?

About Matt Dominici

Matt Dominici Scrum Master toolbox podcastMatt is a Scrum Master within the Product Development organization at FreshBooks. He spent time in QA, Business Analysis and Management before becoming a CSM and, eventually, a full-time Scrum Master.
You can connect with Matt Dominici on Twitter. Matt Dominici on LinkedIn.

Matt Dominici focuses on business value as the defining success factor for Scrum Masters

Matt tells us how he defines success for the Scrum Master role. The key characteristics and how to link it all up to business value. He also mentions the technique he uses as a “barometer” of his success as a Scrum Master.

About Matt Dominici

Matt Dominici Scrum Master toolbox podcastMatt is a Scrum Master within the Product Development organization at FreshBooks. He spent time in QA, Business Analysis and Management before becoming a CSM and, eventually, a full-time Scrum Master.
You can connect with Matt Dominici on Twitter. Matt Dominici on LinkedIn.

Matt Dominici tries to recruit a team player, and what he learns from that experience

How can you find if a person you are recruiting is a “team player”. Matt explains his experience in one situation where he missed that aspect, and what he learned from that. He gives a recipe of how you can screen for team fit when recruiting Scrum Masters.

About Matt Dominici

Matt Dominici Scrum Master toolbox podcastMatt is a Scrum Master within the Product Development organization at FreshBooks. He spent time in QA, Business Analysis and Management before becoming a CSM and, eventually, a full-time Scrum Master.
You can connect with Matt Dominici on Twitter. Matt Dominici on LinkedIn.

Matt Dominici explains that venting can be a bad thing for the team

Matt explains how the focus on the negative can emerge from the harmless need for “venting” your frustration. Too much venting can have disastrous consequences on the team’s morale and motivation. He also offers an antidote for that negativity in this episode.

About Matt Dominici

Matt Dominici Scrum Master toolbox podcastMatt is a Scrum Master within the Product Development organization at FreshBooks. He spent time in QA, Business Analysis and Management before becoming a CSM and, eventually, a full-time Scrum Master.
You can connect with Matt Dominici on Twitter. Matt Dominici on LinkedIn.

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