Although this question doesn’t come up all the time, it certainly comes up enough that sharing how our team made the decision to keep the Design team work outside our scrum team’s sprint could be helpful to others. Just to give you some background, this team has been focusing on the intake of new … Continue reading What options do we have to integrate a UX/UI team into our Scrum process?
NOTE: Since this post references project workflow and you may want further clarification, check out my other post regarding project workflow here. Please take a look at the summary below which explains the type of meetings and practices throughout the lifecycle of our projects that we’ll be focusing on improving and adjusting as we grow as an … Continue reading Agile Ceremonies
Yes, of course you still need to plan – even when following some type of agile method. It still amazes me that so many organizations stop doing this. Some don’t it because they believe that agile means no planning and some don’t it because … well, there are so many other reasons. Is it really … Continue reading Yes, We’re Agile but we still Plan, right?
What happens when the team gets all the training about Scrum, begins to kickoff the process but they don’t have a Scrum Master? There are arguments (some legitimate and some not) to justify why Scrum will work without a Scrum Master. First, let me say that a Scrum Master is a role not a title … Continue reading No Scrum Master? Is it still Scrum?
It is not a new question to ask who should be the Scrum Master when you’re starting a new team or beginning to use Scrum in your existing team. There are so many different opinions and advice on this that when I reached out to my fellow agilists, I got a lot of different answers. … Continue reading Coach in Manager’s clothing…errrr what???
Whether you’ve just started agile with your teams or you’ve been doing it for a while, at some point people may question the value of the Daily Stand up, Daily Scrum or Daily meeting. People start missing the meetings, arriving late, taking calls, the meetings go over the 15 minutes or start sounding more like … Continue reading Daily meeting blues? How about shaking it up?
Prep work for the Project Manager, Scrum Master or the like: Break the meeting scheduled in calendarto explicitly time box the Sprint close from the Retro (maybe two separate meetings in calendar) Have a set agenda posted along with detailed descriptions as noted below (Customize as you like as a team) for the Sprint Close … Continue reading Timeboxing the Sprint Review, Retro and Planning in a Single Day