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As Managers, How Do We Measure a Scrum Team's Effectiveness?

As Managers, How Do We Measure a Scrum Team's Effectiveness?

One might ask, as managers of a Scrum-adopting organization, which metrics could provide an accurate pulse [of the team's progress]? Listed below are some of the KPIs I rely upon for periodic analysis. . . .

Project Manager to ScrumMaster

Project Manager to ScrumMaster

Generally it is assumed that a PM will take the role of ScrumMaster (SM) for projects that move to Agile. Moving from a well-defined process to one that evolves and improves, . . . a PM has to bridge a gap to take up the role of SM.

Unspoken Agile Topics

Unspoken Agile Topics

This paper brings to light some of the least-discussed topics and consequences of "broadband agilization" that currently take place in the industry. . . .

Vision and Goal in Agile

Vision and Goal in Agile

To start, we have to understand the difference between a vision and a goal. . . .

Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile

Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile

You're planning to move away from Waterfall and adopt Agile in your organization. This article offers some steps you can take as you make the transition.

Great Code Doesn’t Always Translate into a Great Product

Great Code Doesn’t Always Translate into a Great Product

My code is well written, unit tested, refactored, and well documented. It has passed all the test scenarios and does what it was supposed to do. Does that make it into a great product?

Agilossary

Agilossary

Here is a glossary, from A to Z, of useful Scrum and Agile terms.

Build a Great Agile Team like Alex Ferguson of Manchester United

Build a Great Agile Team like Alex Ferguson of Manchester United

The vital but most overlooked ingredient that contributes to making or breaking an Agile team is people. . . .

Bowling and Scrum

Bowling and Scrum

Recently, I took an eye exam that made me recall two other situations that I can honestly say made me think of Scrum. One occurred during my youth, impacting my life for the better. The second time occurred much later in life and literally opened my eyes. . . .

Make Sure a User Story Has Enough Detail

Make Sure a User Story Has Enough Detail

I have observed many times that a user story is not up to the mark, especially if the product owner is internal. . . .

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