Yearly Archives: 2016

Question: Explaining Impediments to the Sprint Goal that happen

I received this email with a question: Hi Joe, I wanted to follow up and let you know how much I enjoyed the Agile class and how much I’ve enjoyed implementing it at my office. The team has really seen the improvement with their own eyes, and they are getting more and more brought in […]


I think the key goal of Scrum is to help the team maximize the Business Value from the team to the customers. Another subsidiary goal is to enable the team to focus. Focus is more or less the opposite of multitasking. Perhaps even more to the point, multitasking is one of the great destroyers of […]

Wide-Band Delphi Estimation for Business Value – 2

See Part 1. ___________________________________ Step by step Let’s walk through how to do it. We have a Product Backlog, usually user stories. Identify the right people to be the Business Value experts. We recommend they have participated in developing the PB. Typically five people. I call them the Business Stakeholders and the Product Owner. The […]

Wide-band delphi estimation for Business Value – 1

Many, many teams and I have been doing wide-band delphi estimation of Business Value for several years now. Let me report how we do it. It helps build success in many ways, so you are likely to find these patterns useful. In fact, as far as we can tell, it is more successful than any […]