Happy Labor Day! Enjoy!
The longer learners sit, the less they learn. Also … movement: Enhances cognition Boosts memory Keeps learners awake Increases energy Move!
Scrum instructs teams not to dwell on what can’t be done… instead, teams must think about what can be done. What can we build in
‘Silence has so much meaning’ — Yukon proverb Have you ever had one?
Try this: Order a meal via the drive through of a McDonald’s restaurant…note of the start time the moment you place your order … and
With Agile, everything is transparent… as such, it will be very hard to cover up incorrect expectations that you establish with your customer. Therefore, with
‘Show me the money!’ That’s right… base milestones on an objective evaluation of working systems…. show it… demo it… show and tell … that’s where
Good question, ‘Why?’ Why transform from waterfall to Lean Agile? With digital disruptions everywhere in every second around the world… (blackberry or blockbuster anyone?)… the
Obstacles interrupt work. Scrum makes obstacle removal an objective… to free people to be productive, to do their best, by providing uninterrupted time when they
Self-organization is the ability of a team in figuring out how to live up to its commitments and the achievement of its iteration goal… the
A concept or an idea wrapped in a story — using your personal story if possible — is powerful… it helps build the idea —
Teaching back a subject is the best way of learning it… and retaining it. Study it. Practice it. Teach it. I love teaching… the more
NFRs — Non Functional Requirements (qualities of a system like Scalability, Security, etc) are constraints of a system once built and in place. For example:
One of the things that I like when I am training folks is the part when, before the topic ends, to wrap it up, trainees
Two establishments that I have seen and exploited their four Classes of Service (CoS) are: car shops, and fast food restaurants with drive throughs. Classes
4: If you care… If you care about the outcome… the key results… the goal… the objective. To care is to be attentive… inattention to
3: If you stay… See things through… stay for a while… don’t quit too early… transformation to Lean Agile takes time. Mindset / paradigm shift
2: If you try… If you have and idea, try it out! What’s the benefit hypothesis of your idea?… then design it… build part of
1: If you learn… Learn fast; fast feedback comes to mind. By collaborating, we learn. The 3Cs: Card. Conversation. Confirmation. We learn as we go
In this series … we will explore the four ‘If’s that make Lean Agile worthwhile… To be continued…
One of SAFe’s competencies is ‘Team and Technical Agility’. The basis for ‘Team Agility’ is Scrum / Kanban. The basis for ‘Technical Agility’ is eXtreme
This day (Friday, August 9) is unique … two coaches for my daughter for her preparation to tomorrow’s recital; I find their coaching very apt
This year, my family and I had encountered several heavy storms whilst in the car driving on a highway… visibility was extremely poor … 25
Team dynamics are the unconscious, psychological forces that influence the direction of a team’s behaviour and the achievement of their goals. Scrum provides teams an environment within which
The Sprint Backlog is all of the work that the team identifies as necessary to meet the sprint goal.