Blog


Jun

25

2013

“Jeopardy” Retrospective Game

Have the group write down just the answers to questions that they think up.  They do not reveal those questions, and the answer shouldn’t of course indicate the question directly. For each ‘answer’ ask the group to suggest what the...

Read More


Jun

15

2013

Finish All Work Every Iteration

“After I’ve finished this story, I’ll pick up story #1354”.  Trouble is that #1354 is a 5-point story that will take two people two days to complete…and there are only two days left on the iteration. This is known in...

Read More


Dec

09

2012

How to make the T.E.A.M work for you

Throw away those personality tests and group therapy sessions.  Getting your team to be highly performing is as simple as T.E.A.M. T is for Talk E is for Engagement A is for Accountability M is for Measurement Find ways to...

Read More


Dec

09

2012

Using the Right Metric for the Job

Its a management truism that you get what you measure, so it is important that you know the difference between the various types of metrics, and when to use each one.  The four primary types are: Measures of Activity: Is...

Read More


Dec

08

2012

Facilitation – 8 Do’s, 5 Don’ts

It started out promising enough.  “The topic is ‘Scaling Agile’ – there is no agenda but we’ll bring our collective experience and knowledge to the table and have a deep, meaningful conversation about how we can scale Agile”.  After that...

Read More


Jan

25

2009

Toyota Production System – the Foundation of Scrum

Introduction The Toyota Production System (TPS) is the cornerstone of Lean Management.  It is best described as: “an Operations Management System to achieve goals of the highest quality, lowest cost and the shortest lead-time via engaging people towards goals.” Ironically,...

Read More



Page 5 of 6« First...23456