SprintMojis

Posted April 1, 2020 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Coaching, Culture, Kanban, Learning

SprintMojis are a full set of emojis for conveying common feelings during Sprints.
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Is Your Team Suddenly Distributed?

Posted March 6, 2020 by Cecil Williams in Coaching

With the 2020 outbreak of the Coronavirus, many companies are implementing work-from-home policies. If you are a team that is suddenly converted from being co-located to distributed, here are some tips on staying productive. Team Charter First, this might be a great time to review the team charter. When the team becomes distributed, it can […]
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Agile is an Adjective

Posted September 6, 2019 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Coaching, Culture, Kanban, Lean Startup, Modern Agile

Agile is an adjective, guided by principles and realized in unlimited ways.
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Skills Inventory

Posted October 18, 2018 by Mike Rieser in Coaching, Learning

A team is asked to take on a special project but they feel uneasy because they lack all of the skills necessary for a successful outcome. Have you experienced that problem before? Perhaps a Skills Inventory could help. This is a skills inventory I helped a team create in the past (I’ve redacted their names […]
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Grist for the Mill

Posted February 16, 2016 by Tim Ottinger in Anzen, Anzeneering, Coaching, Culture, Estimates, Learning, Mob Programming, Tech Safety

Let’s say that I ask you to calculate all the happy prime numbers between Planck’s constant and the speed of light expressed in meters per minute. Did you immediately start reciting numbers to me? Odds are that you did not.
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Metrics Mislead!

Posted May 14, 2015 by Bill Wake in Anzeneering, Coaching

Metrics mislead! In complex domains like software development, metrics can’t capture everything important. Setting goals for metrics can make things worse.
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Stories: Small is the New Big

Posted October 2, 2013 by Patrick Welsh in Agile Transition, Coaching, Learning

We were taught, ages ago, to write User Stories so that they made business sense: As a [role], I want [some ability], so that I can [accomplish something valuable]. These days, we realize that’s not really ideal — at least not for the small things we chunk our work into, and commit to delivering for […]
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eCoaching: A new kind of coaching service

Posted March 28, 2013 by Curtis Cooley in Coaching

eCoaching eCoaching is a new way to deliver best in class lean and agile coaching. A way for companies to access world class agile coaches in smaller and timelier chunks. eCoaching provides access to the same great expertise as full time onsite coaching, but uses technology instead of air travel. You meet with the coach […]
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Stop Using Story Points

Posted October 12, 2012 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Coaching, Extreme Programming

Sprints, standups and story points have come to symbolize Agile methods much like burgers, fries and cola symbolize fast food. Ready for your Agile Happy Meal? I hope not.
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Tim’s First Impressions

Posted April 25, 2011 by Tim Ottinger in Coaching

A funny thing happened on the way to launching my own consultancy… Industrial Logic and I had too much in common to remain separate. We are all
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