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Team Onboarding Tip – Welcoming New Members with Notes

New Team Member

New Team Members This is something I have thought about a lot when new people join my team. I think its important for new team members to get the best on-boarding experience as possible. They should be made to feel as part of the team as quickly as possible and felt welcomed and needed. After all, you […]

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Mob Programming – What is it?

Mob Programming

Mob Programming What is it? As mobprgramming.org states:   “All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same place and at the same computer”   And as the name suggests, Mob Programming is an approach in software development where the whole team works on the same thing. This is similar to pair-programming […]

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How to Scale Scrum Teams

Scaling Scrum Teams

How do you scale scrum teams? Growing Teams I would say that there is a tipping point in every organization; that point where your product or company starts to get some traction and demand rapidly starts to increase. There is a point where you need to seriously start to consider about scaling your team structure. […]

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How to Track ‘Non-Scrum’ Events?

Tracking Sprint Events

Tracking Events So anyone who practices Agile, Scrum or Kanban etc will know that there are key events that must take place during the sprint: Sprint Planning Daily Stand ups Sprint Retrospective Sprint Review Backlog Refinement Most of these are recurring, they happen at the same time each week and become second nature and part of […]

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Improve your Work Process – What’s your Cycle Time?

Improve your Work Process Cycle Time

Improve your work Process What is your Cycle Time? I have seen many different ways that people manage their work flow process. By this I mean how you get something from idea to delivered in production, and the steps in between. How do you track these steps and how does everyone keep in line, but […]

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The Sprint Review: The Product Owners Meeting

Sprint Review

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tisthe business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” – Leonardo da Vinci Definition of Sprint Review The sprint review, […]

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Agile Team Organisation: Squads, Chapters, Tribes and Guilds

Agile Team Organisation: Squads, Chapters, Tribes and Guilds There is a growing trend around agile company organization reorganization with Agile and Scrum. Why Reorganise? Obviously building a product that is flexible, high quality and that can react to market demand quickly is important, but for me having a process and organization that emulates this is as equally as important. “Don’t just fix the product, fix the […]

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Tips for Distributed Team: The Live Window

Live Window Distributed Teams

The Live Window See your scrum distributed team in real-time. It happens quite a lot these days; scrum teams are often distributed across various locations. In one of my previous companies my team were split between two locations. This obviously brings many complications such as communication, meetings, collaboration and team building. There are many tools […]

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Improve your Team Communication and Collaboration

Team Communication and Collaboration

How Can you Make your Team Communication and Collaboration More Efficient? For me, team communication and collaboration are key. These are the things that make teams efficient and great. For a Software Development team; who need to concentrate on their tasks, there are many tools that can help promote collaboration and communication. Even as a […]

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