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.
Developing fully cross functional teams can dramatically reduce waste. In this essay we explore why cross functional teams are difficult to implement, and how to overcome common obstacles.
Competitive Battlecards distill a product manager’s insights on customers and competition into a single page that the sales team can use. This article offers the templates and tools you need to create your own.
Deceptively simple on the surface, the Kanban Method is a powerful framework built for speed. Intelligently applied and consistently practiced, Kanban can accelerate delivery with aligned, motivated, and more cohesive teamwork.
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.
Why did we decide to name our company Applied Frameworks? And how can you use frameworks to spur innovation at all levels of your organization? The answers to these questions and more can be found at the edge of a swamp in Quantico, Virginia, 35 years ago...
What managers, directors and executives need to know when transitioning from Waterfall to Agile, including two essential frameworks to initiate and guide the transition.
Shipping a product nobody buys is the ultimate failure for a Product Owner. Design Thinking employs empathy and experimentation to help you develop the right product for the right market at the right time.
Agile transformation often requires Business Analysts to become Product Owners. This essay explores the differences in the two roles and provides two frameworks you can use to make the transition.
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.