Inside Bill’s Brain — the newly released Netflix special — is one of those rarest of films: anyone could watch and come out better after
Have you ever wondered and thought, ‘hmm… this story…we Design/Define, Build, Test, Deploy within the iteration…looks like waterfall… in a micro scale!’ In that context,
Celebrate small wins!
A lot of years, dedication and effort lead my daughter to this pointe. Likewise for the maturity level of agile teams and trains. Maturity —
It begins with an idea with a hypothesis. Once approved to go further, it gets broken down into huge chunks — the big bones of
Have you been in a Program Increment (PI) Planning wherein things — a lot of things — were being discovered and discussed … and you
Respect for people and culture. One of the five core values of Scrum and one of the pillars of the house of SAFe. Do your
In SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), there is such a thing as ‘Stretch PI Objective’ that can be set forth by the team during Program Increment.
Here are some visuals for PI Planning, iteration Planning, Portfolio Planning… even applicable to backlog refinement!
Iteration Goals are stepping stones (key results) towards the achievement of the intent of the Program Increment (PI) … the Objective. The OKR. Visualize it.
To know the capacity of a team for a particular iteration is important to determine how much load it can do for that particular iteration.
Did you know that Acceptance Tests can help break up stories? To be continued…
Last night was the curriculum night for my daughter’s school; she is a sixth grader. I was amazed as to how much learning they were
Here is a quote for the team… team of agile teams, lean agile leadership, everyone: ‘Destiny is in our hands. If we don’t succeed, it’s
Here is something to think about as you work work work… towards a potentially release-able product: ‘Until your work interacts with the market, it’s as
Using your team’s Definition of Done’ (DoD), a Story is either done or not done. Period. No points credited to the team for that iteration
Ants. Yes, ants. Put a barrier on their path and they will figure out what to do (move around it, over it, remove it, etc.)
This is related to the earlier post, commitment… the team must have the courage to commit… to have that stubbornness to figure out how to
The team must be willing to commit to a goal… otherwise, that lack of commitment leads to avoidance of accountability which in turn leads to
Are you this? Avoid certainty Dance with fear The boss of you Or are you this? Seek certainty mostly by giving others the power to
‘Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore’ Dorothy exclaimed in the movie ‘The Wizard of Oz. A team that is new
It’s always great to unwind after a long day… with great food, drinks, stories… shared with family and friends…
Just like a sports team — say a a professional football team (yes, it is football season now in the USA!) — an agile team
Study. Practice. Teach. These three things my students get to do in my classes… albeit in micro scale. You master what you teach… what a
Sometimes, changes are culturally unacceptable… the scrum master, even armed with a good case for change, cannot push the necessary changes… in this case, the
“Come yourself or send no one” — W. Edwards Deming Don’t delegate! If you are expected to attend, then don’t send someone else in your
Shift from controlling to facilitating… From bossing to coaching… On forgetting the importance of self-organizing team…and the importance of a team that is truly committed
A summer to remember!