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This week in #Agile 23/06/2017

Posted by Sarah Nevett on 23/06/17 11:52

Hello again from LoansWithNoCreditCheck and our Project Management Team. This is our thirty-ninth edition of “This Week in #Agile”, and this week we have found a range of Agile articles for you to enjoy.

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In this article, Simon describes the roles within a Scrum team by using Vikings as a reference. He compares the three roles, Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master to roles that would be defined within the Viking culture: Captain, Crew and Bosun. This is a great article for a different perspective of looking at how the team work together.  

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Here we have a blog from one of our own Project Managers, James Furness. James describes what the Servant Leadership approach is and how it works within a team. Here at LoansWithNoCreditCheck, we have our own One Team approach to development; this is heavily based around Servant Leadership.

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This article covers how Sprint Reviews are conducted, signs of an unhealthy review and who is invited to join the ceremony. Ilia explains the terminology that is often confused in regards to Sprint Review and Sprint Demo.

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Himanshu explains why Time-boxing is a critical practice in Scrum and why it should be applied with care. Arbitrary Time-boxing can lead to the demotivation of the team and may have the consequence of creating an apprehensive environment, so it should be used appropriately.

More on DoD (Definition of Done)

Project success depends on shared expectations. Agile addresses this with short feedback loops to make sure we evolve the product and expectations together with our customers. Sprint Reviews and product demos only cover part of the product value. Important “invisible” expectations can be covered with the DOD. This makes the definition of, and the adherence to, the DOD very important.

This week reminds us in to not limit DOD to development standards. Think DevOps; Think Business Value. As usual is outspoken in . Bottom line: DOD should be reviewed and improved over time.

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