User Story As a customer / user / manager I want a team to have a purposeful, autonomous, simple and effective process so Data Services ER can deliver desired outcomes consistently and at pace. Supported by ADMs, Tech leads, & Platform managers. What’s in scope – Use the Kaizen approach of incremental changes in processes in … More Creating a minimum viable team process
A brief overview of changes to the Scrum Guide scrumguides.org 2016 Revisions Added a section on Scrum Values: When the values of commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect are embodied and lived by the Scrum Team, the Scrum pillars of transparency, inspection, and adaptation come to life and build trust for everyone. The Scrum Team members learn … More The Scrum Guide version history – 2010 to 2016
By the author of ‘Management 3.0’ this book is currently being re-written for release in June 2016, by John Wiley & Sons “new” book Managing for Happiness, which will be a re-release of last year’s #Workout book. – See more at: http://noop.nl/2016/01/managing-for-happiness-faq.html#sthash.ZXOla6iH.dpuf This book is practical and fun, but most of all it’s subversive and could … More Book review: #Workout: Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients (Management 3.0) by Jurgen Appelo
In Management 2.0 fads like ‘Balanced Scorecard‘, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Total Quality Management, these models assume that organizations are managed from the top, and they help those at the top to better “design” their organizations. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. To quote Management 3.0 by Jurgen Appelo. The report State of Agile Development … More The Agile Balanced Scorecard!
To better understand how the standard chart reports in Jira work I have created a small 3 day sprint with three stories all estimated, added to a version the added to the Sprint before starting the sprint (in that order) Step 1) Added 3 stories at beginning of Sprint 1,2,5 story points (8 points total) … More Sprint scope creep and Jira reporting
The concepts in a nutshell You don’t often get it right the first time! Agile frameworks help you find the source of the problem quickly through frequent testing. And even better, it gives you to the tools to solve it because you have involved the right stakeholders continuously. Agile Project Management is about embracing a servant leadership … More Notes on Agile
The following tasks were practised with two scrum teams working on a variety of web and app based projects in the public sector. These teams are 2 years into their journey and followed the scrum framework and ceremonies they were collocated and ran sprint planning as two teams – which had it’s pros and cons. This document … More Scrum Master Tasks – handover
A parable of life for IT folk, told from the point of view of mild-mannered Bill Palmer who is suddenly promoted out of his comfortable middle-management niche to Vice President of IT Operations. Then everything starts to go wrong. The predicament that every IT leader faces is the need to simultaneously enable faster time to market … More Review of The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win – by Gene Kim , Kevin Behr, George Spafford