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Gene Sorbo

Gene is an Agile Enthusiast, Certified Scrum Master, and Professional Team and Leadership Coach, with 30+ years of Software Engineering, Business Consulting, and Non-Profit leadership experience. Gene combines professional Coaching with a deep understanding of Agile principles and Scrum practices to help organizations reap the benefits of becoming truly Agile. Gene is the founder of Strong Tower Solutions, LLC https://strong-tower.org

Advice Articles

Definition of Done

Gene suggests that one of the major problems when using Scrum is coming to an effective Definition of Done.

EMBRACE SCRUM TO BECOME AGILE!

Gene Sorbo says that too many times he sees Scrum rollouts fail to achieve their full potential because organizations disregard or half-practice Scrum fundamentals…

Scrum Ambassador – 10%

Gene Sorbo suggests Scrum Masters spend ten percent of their time spreading...

Scrum Coach, Trainer, Best Practice Enabler – 50% of time for Scrum Master

Gene Sorbo suggests Scrum Masters spend the majority of their time each day – 50-60% of their time – 

Scrum Event Facilitator – 15%

Gene suggests Scrum Masters spend fifteen percent of their time scheduling, organizing, and facilitating Scrum events as needed.

Scrum “Fixer” – 10%

Gene Sorbo suggests Scrum Masters spend about ten percent of their time helping the Scrum team...

Team Coach – 15%

Gene Sorbo suggests Scrum Masters spend fifteen percent of their time as true team coaches.

To get more work DONE (Part II)

Gene Sorbo suggests you plan to do...

To get more work DONE - shorten your Sprints!

Gene Sorbo suggests if your Scrum team is having trouble consistently meeting deliverables...

Your Year in Review

Gene Sorbo suggests you do a year in review retrospective before jumping into the New Year.