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Tips for a more productive Daily Scrum

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Tips for a more productive Daily Scrum

We often see some dysfunctions which cause Scrum teams to have overly long, dense Daily meetings which a lack of focus. In 2017, Marcos Garrido wrote a post about the Myths and Facts of Daily Scrum, and that inspired me to write down a few tips about how to make the daily meetings more productive…. Read more »

Are we actually a team?

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are we actually a team

When we talk about agile transformation and digital transformation, companies often form new teams or redefine existing ones. Not long after this change, questions such as “Are we actually a team?” often arise among one or more of the teams. In this article, we take a look at some of the reasons a group of… Read more »

Fixed Scope: The Illusion

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Fixed Scope: The Illussion

When was the last time your project finished within the timeline and cost? Did the Team do much overtime? Did it meet the entire scope of the project? In this article we’re going to look at the illusion of security we have on projects with a fixed scope and how to get out of this… Read more »

Transforming task team into product team

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Transforming task team into product team

The PO starts the Planning and shows the team a list of stories he has prioritized in the product’s backlog. The first item is to create a screen where the user can enter his or her personal information.  The team asks about the mask and format for each field, whether the information needs to be… Read more »

Root Cause – retrospective solving problems of the team

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Root Cause Retrospective

Observe the problem One day you wake up feeling unwell, your body feels hot. The thermometer shows 102F. In other words: you have a high fever. Without a second thought, you take an aspirin, the temperature goes down and you feel able to go to work. But when you get there, your body still aches… Read more »

Electrical Circuit Retrospective

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eletrical circuit retrospective by knowledge21

Let’s improve our work! How can we do that? Do an Electrical Circuit retrospective helps to brainstorm improvements. Preparation To begin with, draw an electrical circuit. It consists of: Light bulb: our ideas on how to improve our work (process, product, environment, etc.) Resistor: resistance (challenges, problems) to the ideas working Battery: actions that energize… Read more »

Product Owner: 9 Must-Read Books for your development

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9 must read books for Product Owner

Every day a lot of doubts arise about how to deepen our understanding of the challenges a Product Owner faces.  Speaking about this, we’ve selected a list of 9 books which every Product Owner should read. In fact, they help to better understand the role and responsibilities of a Product Owner. Lean Startup: the Lean Startup methodology… Read more »

Metrics – learn how to measure Agility of organizations and teams

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metrics in domains of knowledge in agility

A team that seeks constant improvement needs to rely on concrete data, and not only on the results. While using metrics for their benefits, without intention to shape behaviors, the team may evolve. When it comes to using metrics, the right mindset is: if we don’t measure – we don’t know where we are. If… Read more »

“Feelings and Paths” Retrospective

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Many people complain about lack of team engagement in retrospectives. Because of that, the facilitator’s role is to guide the participants to reach the desired results. That means helping the team to create; understanding and accepting them. Therefore, the facilitator also has to be creative. The basic technique “what went well, what didn’t” fails to… Read more »

Five Fingers: A Facilitation Technique

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Five Fingers Have you ever been in a never-ending meeting, discussing things for hours or trying to reach a consensus? It’s stressful, isn’t it? I would like to show you a facilitation technique developed specifically for reaching consensus. But what does consensus mean? Contrary to what many people think, reaching a consensus doesn’t mean achieving… Read more »

NPS – Measuring Customer Satisfaction

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NPS – Measuring Customer Satisfaction The Net Promoter Score is a technique that is widely used to measure your customers’ satisfaction with a product offered by you or your company. It’s also a practical and straightforward calculation. As the name implies, the result is the percentage of people who promote your brand/product or, in other… Read more »