A home entertainment provider called me in to facilitate User Story writing followed by release planning. The business unit had not tried either activity before. Leadership had been replaced and the new General Manager and Vice President of Technology decided to invest in the group’s burgeoning Scrum effort. The organization followed a structured work breakdown [...]
Being an independent contractor is exciting yet somewhat lonely, having to support myself and find every opportunity. I look to constantly improve my craft by finding others to collaborate with and have found those needs met by joining Rally. I now concentrate on improving my coaching and training practice with other coaches. We have a [...]
A balance was reached between steady, persistent teams who felt comfortable in the code, and the capability to move people around to share knowledge.
A consequence of teams not being able to say when something might be done resulted in other people setting deadlines for those teams.
Nothing had been deployed to production for over a quarter now. There were around 600 open bugs, and technical debt mounted with more being opened than closed.
I recently received an email from a senior-level manager, who raises a valid question about all the meetings associated with Scrum.
Attempting to increase collaboration, and reduce competition.
The key to successful team building is creating unity while celebrating the individuality of each team member
What is absolutely necessary to do for Scrum and Sprints? A check-list like this will have a prescribed, controlling feel of enforcement.