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7/22/2015 by Venkata Gayatri Krishnamurty Pammi
In studying value, I reached out to teams and got collective feedback that stated, "Either we fail to understand end-user experience, or we do not give much weight to it." Here are some thoughts about better supporting user experience.
7/21/2015 by Gautam Ramamurthy
When considering ways to coach my teams to focus on continuous improvement, I came across a process called Appreciative Inquiry (AI), which focuses on possibilities, not problems. I've used it to help teams focus and perform at a higher level.
7/21/2015 by Alhad Akole
In 2007, when I was introduced to the concept of eXtreme Programming (XP), our team was ultimately able to achieve zero-defect deliveries. When I think about what enabled us to achieve this, I can offer the following thoughts.
7/20/2015 by Catherine Pratt
Stop trying to document every single risk, issue, assumption, dependency, and task milestone that could ever impact a project, and start actively managing the main, most important risks across teams.
7/20/2015 by Thomas Feger
Have you ever wondered why some Scrum teams perform well and others don't, even though they're all cross-functional teams with motivated, T-shaped people?
7/17/2015 by Akash Prasad
Are your Scrum teams worried that they've achieved less (in story points) in the current sprint? Are you worried about velocity going down?
7/17/2015 by Yajnaseni Mondal
Putting together a good Scrum team is not easy. Sometimes people aren't able to perform optimally as team members, and there are a variety of possible causes. Here are some of the most common that I have run across.
7/16/2015 by Venkatesh Kalakkad
Agile facilitates perfection through adaptation, and adaptation is enabled through feedback. Retrospective feedback becomes, in fact, proactive.
7/16/2015 by Rick Regueira
How do we actually come up with innovative ideas? Here are nine practices I follow.
7/15/2015 by Idris Aykun
It's not a good idea to map each story point to working hours; it conflicts with the reason for using story points. To solve our problem, we can nonetheless do something similar. The solution is to not model the story points in detail but to define them at a higher level and in a reverse way.