Scrum Team Launch

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This post is in addition to core Scrum, and is my opinion on how to help boot up Scrum in a company as an Agile business process trainer, consultant, and coach: What do we need to start Scrumming? A single, prioritized, estimated backlog with labeled business value. A...

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Executive Action Team

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This post is in addition to core Scrum, and is my opinion on how to help boot up Scrum in a company as an Agile business process trainer, consultant, and coach: The Executive Action Team is the first Scrum team I recommend to launch during an...

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Firing your Scrum Team

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This post is in addition to core Scrum, and is my opinion on how to help boot up Scrum in a company as an Agile business process trainer, consultant, and coach: Fire your Product Owner if, in 2 months, they have not doubled Net Present Value...

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WIKISPEED Enters Local Motors ARPA-E LITECAR Challenge

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This challenge, with $60,000 in prize money for first place and $150,000 over all, has just been announced and closes March 5th. http://www.compositesworld.com/news/local-motors-teams-with-arpa-e-for-lightweight-future-vehicle-design This seems a natural fit for us, we have a crash-tested ultra-light weight chassis in the SGT01.  Please forward this post to interested parties,...

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Top Five Scrum Metrics

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When coaching in a company, I always recommend each team Scrum Master track 5 metrics each sprint: 1) Team Velocity per sprint. This gives us the more important Acceleration. 2) Quality. How this is tracked varies per industry, but is often bugs found in field. 3) Time to Fix...

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