As a qualified Scrum Master I’m constantly asked “should our development team use Scrum?” Now you might think that being a Scrum Master – and a massive fan of Scrum – the answer will be yes. Well, you would be wrong. I often steer people away from Scrum – but all for the right reasons. Scrum Masters know how hard it is for a team to adopt and put Scrum into practice successfully due to Scrum being a fairly lightweight framework so is open to individual interpretation. Therefore, we want to make sure the nature of the software project is… Read More »Should Your Team Use Scrum?
Person A never thought he would be the type of person to suffer any form of panic attack. He had always considered himself a low-stress, laid back individual taking everyday as it comes. Then, one day, driving home from the office, it happened – a powerful and mind bending attack resulting from bouts of anxiety as a result of a face paced and and often stressful senior position within a software team. Often feeling isolated, Person A was not alone. According to a recent survey nearly one in five software developers say that they struggle with mood disorders, anxiety disorders,… Read More »Mental Health Within a Software Team