Category Archives: Better Agile

Webinar: Fix my Team!

This is another in our $5 Webinar Series. The overall topic is dealing with a real Team situation.  A Team that has a bunch of issues. We will provide a bunch of details on the specific situation but here are a few basics: The Team is a large team in a large bureaucratic organization The […]

Webinar: Intro to the Agile Release Planning workshop

Almost every week we give an 8 hour Agile Release Planning workshop. People who take the workshop say: “It should be required.”  “Essential” and “That’s where it all came together for me.”  Clients are very happy. The basic idea is to organize people into tables (or Zoom break-out rooms) and have each table work on […]

Webinar: Intro to the Team Level Up workshop

It was a pleasure to work with several people today. We were discussing our new “Team Level Up workshop”. This is an in-house workshop to enable your Team to do two things: (a) level set on what agile-scrum is (typically we find a lot of holes, mis-understandings and disagreements) (b) agree on how to Level […]

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

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 have locked it in stone, as we say, and want to punish us if we are a day late (it is […]

Webinar: Building Agile Managers (1)

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: Intro to the Scaling Workshop

We are giving a free webinar about our Scaling workshop. We have given the Scaling workshop 5 times.   Clients are very happy. The basic idea is to take a real situation (maybe 3 teams working together).  And we do the following: (1) Discuss scaling concepts quickly. (2) Discuss the current state in that specific […]

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 […]