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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Velocity

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I was recently emailed asking how a group of teams might better measure their velocity. The exchange might be interesting to more folks, and I've posted it here in the case that it is useful: >> Awesome to have the conversation go a bit deeper. The definition...

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Definition of Done for Hardware Projects with longer release cycles

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I was recently emailed by a savvy Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) about the "Definition of Done for Hardware Projects with longer release cycles. e.g. Saab Fighter Jets." Kelley Harris writes:  >>I'd welcome your suggestions for adjusting the definition of done for hardware projects that have a...

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Agile 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

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Agile methods and frameworks gained popularity in all types of work, but far and away the majority of folks taking it on were initially software delivery teams. Searching for books on "Agile" now returns mostly software delivery team specific books. Later, agile in delivery teams...

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Creating a Case Study

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Team WIKISPEED is lucky enough to have been featured in several case studies, one of which has been picked up by the Harvard Business Review: http://hbr.org/product/team-wikispeed-developing-hardware-the-software-way/an/ES1391-PDF-ENG I work with many companies measuring the ROI of their agile practices, and mining their data for gems to repeat and...

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