The team was productive, but the organization remains disappointed. Sadly this type of relationship leads to measuring more things to figure out why teams are broken. Continue reading Measure Outcomes Not Things
Every so often it’s worth running a special retrospective around the big ticket items that have seemed out of reach. Those items that today seem like big blockers that stand in the way of the team growing to the next … Continue reading Big Ticket Items
At the end of the day you want to present the right way to build anything. The choice to accept anything less is up to those investing in the project. Continue reading Estimate Doing it Right vs. Doing it Right Now!
If you are a leader or manager of agile teams then chances are you are familiar with the frustration of watching agile teams execute quickly on delivering the next “big something” only to discover they skipped some key item(s). That … Continue reading Not receiving what you expected, stop asking for less!
This is a quick hit, for trouble shooting agile teams. Are you plagued by consistent re-work? Are you surprised (or not surprised) by software quality issues? Are team members putting in long nights and weekends mopping up messes? The simplest … Continue reading Ready, Fire, Aim..
Despite ongoing coaching and asking teams to find and keep a sustainable pace a common pitfall is to fall into the pleasing patterns of overcommitting. Saying no is hard, sometimes real hard, but repairing trust, morale, and reputation is harder. … Continue reading Better to surprise than disappoint
“Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to the center of agile.” Continue reading The Heart of Agile