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This Week In #Agile 30/3/2018

Posted by Jonathan Orgel on 29/03/18 18:46

Hello again from LoansWithNoCreditCheck and our Project Management Team. Welcome to this, our seventy sixth edition of “This Week in #Agile”. Please feel free to peruse some of the articles that we’ve enjoyed reading over the past week.

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Are you—as a scrum master or agile coach—experiencing more communication kerfuffles with “your” team? Is its speed of improvement stalling? Are you under the impression that the team is slipping back into old habits and patterns? Maybe, it is time to run a reverse retrospective where your share your observations with the team.

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The Eisenhower Matrix, also referred to as Urgent-Important Matrix, helps you decide on and prioritize tasks by urgency and importance, sorting out less urgent and important tasks which you should either delegate or not do at all.

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Ira’s short article provides some interesting observations regarding Developers and their annoyances regarding Agile and “Agilists” (# 4 and # 6 made me smile).  I prefer using the “A” (but that’s just me), and I also like a bit documentation too (as long as it’s useful).


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The term minimum viable product, or MVP, has come to be misunderstood and misused in many organizations. It doesn’t mean you should be releasing half-baked, barely feasible software. Instead, you should be thinking of your product’s capabilities as a Specifically Marketable, Useful, Releasable Feature Set—or SMURFS!

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Sprint planning is one of the main ceremonies within the Scrum framework. This article looks at the top four common challenges which can lead to having detrimental impact to the Sprint if overlooked.

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“So the planning fallacy is a tendency to underestimate the time it will take to complete a project while knowing that similar projects have typically taken longer in the past. So it’s a combination of optimistic prediction about a particular case in the face of more general knowledge that would suggest otherwise.” Very interesting.

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