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Food For Thought #51: Scrum in Relationships, Kill Backlogs, Customer Centricity

All About Agile - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 03:16

Age of Product’s Food for Thought of July 25th, 2016—shared with 3,558 peers—offers a rich summer buffet of topics: Spotify wants to be good at failing, or—one of my favs in this issue—how to apply Scrum to relationships. (Better start stocking Post-Its…) And you should consider joining the revolution and kill backlogs and roadmaps, or … Continue reading Food For Thought #51: Scrum in Relationships, Kill Backlogs, Customer Centricity

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Minimum Valuable Problem

All About Agile - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:38

Defining and building a good minimum viable product is much harder than it sounds.  Finding that “one thing” you can do, which people want, is really about a lot more than picking one thing.  It is a combination of solving the minimum valuable problem and all of the other things that go with it.  Solving for both the … Continue reading Minimum Valuable Problem →

What I Did Not Learn At ScrumMaster Training

All About Agile - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:38

I was perplexed in the difference between the velocities of the two Agile (Scrum) teams. When I examined the metrics of two different Scrum teams, I noticed they produced wildly different outputs. The first, let’s call them Team Alpha, produced excellent work. Always completing on time and meeting their targets. The other, Team Beta, was […]

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7 Rules For Running Effective Meetings

All About Agile - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 03:49

This article is part of our Team Dynamics series. Admit it. You don’t always run ineffective meetings. But when you do, you make sure they last an eternity, have pointless agendas, and cause participants to run and hide each time you call one!   Yes…we’ve all been there. But you’re also aware that meetings are...

The Flying Trapeze

All About Agile - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:18

I’ve never attempted to try the trapeze. I have friends that do it and love it, but I’m not so sure it’s for me. I’m pretty adventurous about many things, but flying around at what seems like 100ft seems to be a little risky. Trying new things can be scary and flying around on some […]

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Article Review: Agile Teams Bend But They Don’t Break

All About Agile - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:53

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramIn an out-dated model of work environments, there are clear “rights” and clear “wrongs.” Usually, the management or leadership determines this and they call it “Policies and Procedures” or “Mandates” or simple “Rules.” There are usually severe consequences for not following these, intentionally … Continue reading Article Review: Agile Teams Bend But They Don’t Break →

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Online Scrum Training

All About Agile - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:04

Over 80% of software projects in the world today are run using the Scrum framework. Big companies sometimes offer their own training programmes, but often Agile Scrum Masters take courses from one of a growing number of registered training companies. Every now and then I am asked to look at online training for Scrum and recently I had […]

The Retro Game

All About Agile - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:24

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramThe Hunt for Better Retrospectives The rumours had started to spread, retrospectives at our organization were flat, stale and stuck in a rut. The prevailing thought was that this was stalling the pace of continuous improvement across our teams. In truth, I wasn’t … Continue reading The Retro Game →

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4 steps to solving issues in projects

All About Agile - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 17:31

In many different projects and organisations, I’ve seen people struggle with techniques on how to solve issues without creating huge issue registers that weigh down the project and takes an inordinate amount of time to manage, resulting in the actual problems often not getting the attention they deserve. There are lots of agile techniques for […]

Splitting User Stories

All About Agile - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:19

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramA common challenge faced by inexperienced Scrum teams is related to splitting Product Backlog Items (PBI) so that they are granular enough for development. The INVEST model is a good way to test whether Product Backlog Items are well-written. I – Independent N … Continue reading Splitting User Stories →

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4 Stages Of High Performing Teams

All About Agile - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 03:46

This article is part of our Team Dynamics series – all you need to know about how to make high performing teams.  In our previous article from Team Dynamics series, we emphasized the importance of culture fit over skill fit when selecting the right people for your team. If you haven’t read it, find it at...