What options do we have to integrate a UX/UI team into our Scrum process?


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?

Agile Ceremonies


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, We’re Agile but we still Plan, right?


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?

Timeboxing the Sprint Review, Retro and Planning in a Single Day


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