Hello again from BAMTECH Media and our Project Management Team. Welcome to this, our ninety first edition of “This Week in #Agile”. Please feel free to peruse some of the articles that we’ve enjoyed reading over the past week.
Use the GetKanban game to teach your team about WIP, queues and Kanban. Doing is always better than listening. We used it for team building too.
If someone in your company wants to peg story points to hours, just stop calling them points and use hours or days instead.
Daniela’s article offers five recommendations to help improve an Agile team’s communication as well as build trust, which all seem to make common sense, but these may also be taken for granted if you’re currently working with a well-versed team. There are also links to other areas of interest too, including a handy toolbox for Retrospectives, team coaching videos and also a blog post regarding changing cultures from Waterfall to Agile.
Dan’s article describes the pitfall of a development team creating “Technical Stories” and how these should amongst other things show the value that the team and stakeholders can understand, be prioritized by the Product Owner amongst all the other backlog items, and have clear acceptance criteria.
Take a look at this interesting article from Martin, here he describes the updates to procurement rules within the Department Of Defence and the benefits from adopting the Agile process.
Self-organizing teams are great at some things, others not so much. Read here why.
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