We recently published a piece describing why we think Relative Estimation is a more effective alternative to Planning Poker. In this article, Principal Consultant Joel Bancroft-Connors explains how our recommended alternative, Team Estimation, works.
Estimation is hard. Even the most experienced development teams miss the mark with traditional time-based estimates. The most popular alternative, Planning Poker®, sounds fun, but falls short in practice. In our experience, Relative Estimation is far more effective — and it can be gamified too.
The Scrum Master’s role revolves around service to the organization. This sense of duty includes creating a learning environment that is continuously inspecting and adapting. At Applied Frameworks, we’ve learned that building Communities of Practice is the surest way to embed a learning mindset in your organization.
Agile adoption is serious business. However, most organizations don’t put serious time into training their teams to be successful in this new way of working. In this article, we summarize lessons learned from coaching dozens of organizations through the process.
The framework Six Thinking Hats (6TH) can hone your Agile Leadership planning skills and improve your Agile adoption. Find out how it works and download a complete walkthrough of a retrospective using our Six Thinking Hats Technique Framework.
Selecting the wrong Agile metrics can actually block improvement — or make matters worse. Keep these five principles in mind when choosing metrics for retrospective improvement and forecasting.
Test anxiety is a real thing — but preparation helps. In this article you'll learn what’s on the Certified Scrum Master exam, how it's organized, and how to prepare. Relax, you got this.
At the 2019 Global Scrum Gathering Applied Frameworks introduced attendee to our Oceans of Plastics problem. The principle behind using frameworks at the Scrum Gathering was to apply the unique skills and knowledge we possess to solve challenging social problems. At the conference we engaged with hundreds of participants to ...
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