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This Week in #Agile 11/08/2017

Posted by Sarah Nevett on 11/08/17 14:18

Hello again from LoansWithNoCreditCheck and our Project Management Team. This is our forty-sixth edition of “This Week in #Agile”, please feel free to peruse some of the articles we’ve enjoyed reading over the past 7 days.

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Each Sprint the team selects a portion of the Backlog, decides on a Sprint Goal and commits to getting this iteration of work completed. “A good Scrum team realises they are better off finishing 5 product backlog items than being half done with 10”, Mike talks through the importance of ensuring work is done and the benefits from this.

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This article reviews the topic of how the role of a Business Analyst varies and overlaps with Product Owner. Mike runs through the similarities and differences between the two and explains how the solution of the BA working as a supporter for the PO works well.  

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How much of the project communications you produce are written? I’d hazard a guess to say most of it. From emails to status reports, town hall presentations to slide decks for team webinars, most of what we churn out as project managers involves a lot of words. Icons are like words… in picture form!

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This article first discusses the 4 stages of a team goes through in terms of Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing and highlights the importance of recognising each of these stages and being aware that they are in a constant state of flux.

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Roman’s article identifies that whilst a Product Owner and the ScrumMaster are two separate agile roles, they should complement each other. Highlighting that a Product Owner need a strong ScrumMaster at their side (and vice versa), and If one is not played properly, the other suffers.


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