Monthly Archives: September 2020

Webinar: Using the Impediment List

This is another in our $5 Webinar Series. Topic: Using the Impediment List We are excited about this webinar.  We have been a strong advocate for the Impediment List pattern for years.  We believe good usage of it can make a big difference. Impediment List is a key pattern in Jeff Sutherland’s and James Coplien’s […]

How to start a Great Team

Do we want to have a great Team? I think we definitely want that.  To be fair, though, do we ask ourselves that question? I think not.  So, ask yourself that question, and resolve that you WANT to create a great team. OK, yes, you have to define what a great team is, to some […]

Webinar: A Real Team + A better Sprint Planning Meeting

Above is the title of the webinar for today. Below is the slide deck.  It’s about 30 minutes on each topic, including discussion and questions. Webinar- Real Team + better SPM V2 And here is the video: Enjoy!

Ideas Behind Agile Planning: It Helps to Have a Plan

Revised: 11/21/2020 (Original: 9/21/2020). This idea is a bit controversial, depending on who you talk to. First, let’s agree partly with the opposite idea. It can be painful to have a plan.  It can hurt.  Especially if managers will lock the “delivery date” in stone, as we say, and want to punish us if we […]

Webinar: On Agile Managers (2 parts)

This is another in our Webinar Series. The overall topic is building agile managers. For this session, I propose two sub-topics, to give us some focus within this huge topic. Two Sub-Topics: How do we want the Manager interacting with the Team? So, we are limiting it this time to one manager and one team.  […]

Webinar: Overview of the Team Level Up Workshop

We are giving a free webinar about our Team Level Up workshop. We have given this workshop 3 times recently.   Clients are very happy. The basic idea is to take a new/existing team (or teams) and do two things. (1) Get all the team members and surrounding people on the same page.  Level set.  […]

Ideas behind Agile Planning: Iterative and Incremental

When we start the work (and the plan) we do not know everything. As I have suggested, if we know half of everything we need to know (to have a perfect plan) that, in my experience, would be a better-than-average start. So, we start. And we start with the notion that the plan will never […]

AC: Starting a Great Team

This Agile Carolinas session we will discuss some sub-topics. As before, we will use open space-like rules. Main topic: How to start a great team? Some possible sub-topics (you will get to decide that day): What are the prerequisites? How to gather a great team. What would make a great first project How can the […]

Webinar: Creating A Real Team & Better Sprint Planning Meeting

This is another in our Webinar Series. Two Topics: Creating a Real Team. What is a real team and how do you help create one. A better Sprint Planning Meeting Running a better Sprint Planning Meeting.  Who to include, how to prepare, what steps to include. *** I will present some ideas. Briefly.  And attendees […]