A retrospective meeting is for betterment, learning, problem solving and celebrating team achievements during sprint execution and review; they should have a motivating approach. Yet so often, they don't.
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Many agile teams craft their sprint goals in a bottoms-up fashion, using stories and tasks as their building blocks. But the mission of a sprint should be created from the top down, starting with what a successful iteration will look like. Here are four steps to create better sprint goals and a Sprint Goal Worksheet.
Most project managers have a basic idea of what Scrum Masters do, but to make the transition into this role, you need a deeper understanding of what capabilities and approaches are needed to succeed, and how you can adapt or expand your own skillset.
PMI’s latest publication, The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs and Projects, has a wealth of great information about effective risk management and contains recommendations for iterative, incremental and adaptive environments that fit agile projects well.
How managers change with agile approaches is vital. The more management excellence—the more quality in management—the easier it is to use an agile approach. That requires a change in how managers think about and create the agile culture.
Agile project leaders and teams can use this one-page worksheet to help plan and create sprint goals, including description, demonstration items, Definition of Done, and key metrics. Use in conjunction with the article Sprint Planning: Are You Doing It Backwards?
Have you ever been faced with a complex, multi-dimensional project and pressure from multiple stakeholders? Is this the normal course of business in your organization? Are you at wits end? Have you ever wondered if you are alone? If so, this webinar is for you. In this session, we will review some of the tools and resources that PMI has to help in ethical decision-making, self-awareness, and review some specific scenarios. Part of a healthy ethical environment on a project is being able to talk about it openly. Let’s discuss and have some fun along the way.
With more and more pressure to accelerate delivery and shorten the time to market, how do we ensure quality standards don’t suffer?