Agile

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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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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