There is no silver bullet for measuring Agile performance. If you only count one metric, it is easy to get tunnel vision. Be it the team focusing on just making the metric better (often through gaming the system) or management using the single metric to drive all decisions, you can end up with a product or organization that looks good while it is really driving off a cliff.
Webinar: Applied Frameworks Joel Bancroft-Connors (CST) is joined by Bob Galen (CEC) for an in-depth discussion about the Agile Coach Growth Wheel and what it means to measure yourself as an agile coach.
Webinar: Applied Frameworks Joel Bancroft-Connors (CST) is joined by Rachele Maurer (SPC) for an in-depth discussion that takes a look at Interacting with Scrum Teams from a business Stakeholders Perspective.
For the last four years, I’ve been taking the steps necessary to become a Certified Scrum Trainer. It wasn’t easy. And I couldn’t have done it without making the Personal Retrospective central to the process.
In the last decade, the Five Whys technique has become standard Agile practice. The technique can lead to unintended consequences, however, so we're proposing an alternative: Five Whats.
In an Agile context, defining value isn’t necessarily about calculating return on investment or measuring profit margins. At the team level where work gets done, defining value must be understood incrementally, in terms that make the right decisions possible.
Do your Sprints appear to be successful but somehow the end result isn't what you expected? The problem may be Sprint Planning. In this article we address the most common pitfalls and propose concrete steps for improvement, plus a flexible Sprint Planning agenda.