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    Agile Metrics

    When looking at the transparency of Agile and the granularity of team-based metrics, it is extremely important to be... Read More

    How I Used the Personal Retrospective to Become a Better Scrum Trainer

    I often tell students, “If I were stranded on a desert island and could only have one part of Agile, I would take the... Read More

    Defining Value in Agile

    In an Agile context, defining value isn’t necessarily about calculating return on investment or measuring profit margins.... Read More

    The Secrets of Effective Sprint Planning

    Do your Sprints appear to be successful but somehow the end result isn’t what you expected? The problem may be Sprint... Read More

    What Skills Does Your Agile Coach Need?

    This is the third in the ongoing series of articles focused on using the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel to find, hire and... Read More

    Evaluating Candidates with the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel

    This analysis of the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel is the second article in an ongoing series that examines the Agile Coaching... Read More

    How to Pick the Right Agile Coach

    Author’s note: For purposes of this article on picking the right Agile Coach, we’re assuming you’re looking to adopt the... Read More

    Agile Metrics: 4 Balanced KPIs to Measure Success

    This article has been updated with a completely overhauled and refined Metrics Spreadsheet for you to try out the... Read More

    Sprint Cadence: A Pragmatic Guide

    Our Scrum students and consulting clients often ask questions about Sprint cadence: “Can you hold your Sprint Review and... Read More

    Agile Metrics: Quantifying Team Velocity

    As part of our ongoing series on agile metrics, this article dives deep into one of the most famous — or infamous — metrics... Read More

    How to Make Your Sprint Demo Awesome

    Many of our clients initially believe that the Sprint Review and Sprint Demo synonymous. In fact, they are not. There are... Read More

    The Roman Voting Technique for Agile Teams

    This is one of my all-time favorite techniques to quickly arrive at consensus for Agile Teams. I use Roman Voting ALL the... Read More

    Positioning Your Product in the Market

    In marketing, positioning is the process by which marketers try to create an image or identity in the minds of their target... Read More

    Writing Good User Stories

    User stories are tool that originated from Extreme Programming and have become the de facto way Agile teams document and... Read More