Aren’t resolutions just mini-projects you want to accomplish? What better way to do that than by leveraging agile! The Scrum framework is best suited for this. Let’s look at how to hack Scrum for personal productivity…
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In an ideal world, a cross-functional Scrum team must be fully focused on Scrum. The team is also expected to hear a voice of one customer only: the product owner. But what happens when reality intervenes and you get pulled in other directions?
In an ideal world, a cross-functional Scrum team must be fully focused on Scrum. The team is also expected to hear a voice of one customer only: the product owner. But what happens when reality intervenes and you get pulled in other directions? As our two-part series concludes, we look at the remaining two ways of interrupting Scrum sprints--and share what can be done about them.
These fundamental aspects of Scrum's functionality make it an easy match with software development projects. But the wonderful nature of Scrum and the agile methodology is that it is highly adaptable to many technologies and other types of efforts--and doesn’t have to stay locked into one project type.
Retrospectives are a catalyst for continuous team improvement, providing a feedback loop to examine methods, teamwork and results. But holding monotonous retrospectives that don’t engage your team isn’t much better than holding none at all. So here are three more fresh techniques to keep things interesting.
In order to keep up with market changes, organizations must figure out a faster way to deliver new features. The lean lab methodology is a proven delivery method, allowing teams to fail fast and identify winners quickly. Lean labs offer the team an opportunity to learn from mistakes, become more efficient, and show business value quickly.
It starts with answering why you are using Scrum, and then setting a baseline to track key indicators, including speed, efficiency and quality. Innovation, competitiveness and employee engagement are also areas that can be measured to show Scrum’s value.
Have you ever thought about using Evernote as a virtual storyboard on agile projects? It's this manager's favorite tool for agile teams.
What are hyper-productive teams doing differently to achieve such extraordinary results? This article introduces you to the key practices used by Scrum teams around the world to achieve hyper-productive results--practices your team can apply right now.