After determining a company’s quarterly business goals, then the products and services that will support them, executives and managers often don’t take the next step of collaborating with the folks on the ground before considering the goals complete
Large Agile projects need a dedicated leadership team that has a common vision, yet is collaborative and open to new ideas. This video describes a few attributes of a good leadership team when starting a large agile project.
I'm beginning to think the trend to ‘modern’ (read ‘exposed ductwork’) open office designs supports executive and architect’s egos more than real creativity and collaboration.
Boy, I wish we could get rid of status reports all together--especially the awful 'red/yellow/green' reports, which are pure fiction. Here's a few recommendations on how to deliver useful status reports to your executives (even if you have to include a color).
Sometimes, having a facilitator, especially for young teams, makes sense. This video provides a few recommendations for the attributes of a good Scrum of Scrums facilitator.
Scrum of Scrums is a regular meeting where team leads gather to talk and, as much as possible, be open about project challenges, root out dependencies, brainstorm solutions, and make commitments that will move the project forward. This post gives a few suggestions for holding a successful meeting.
I wish we could do away with status reports all together, but we need to make sure our clients and executives know what's going on quickly. Kill the red/yellow/green and go with the facts.
Everybody does Agile standups a little differently. I recommend you: 1) actually standup, 2) do them in person if possible, and 3) record due dates. Not exactly by the book, but it works
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Joe being Joe . . . https://twitter.com/timjhogan/status/1515408175746404355
Man, this is so good.
Who would have guessed a Bernie meme would be the way we celebrate with a laugh?