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Simplify your workflow to boost team performance

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Over the last month or so, I’ve been considering whether the workflow dictated by my team’s Scrum board is indeed a mini-waterfall within the Scrum framework. In this article we look at how you can simplify your workflow and unleash the power of sub-tasks to supercharge your team performance. Current Situation Here’s what my teams Scrum board […]

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Agile Team Structure – Part 4

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We’ve already looked at how platform based teams can be deployed in your agile organisation in part 1 of this series. Then in part 2, I showed you how we transitioned to project based teams, and why that doesn’t really work. In part 3, we delved into how feature based teams could work for you, […]

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Agile Team Structure – Part 3

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In part 1 of this series of articles we looked at the pros and cons of platform based teams. Then in part 2, we looked at how project based teams worked out for us. In this article we’re going to look at how we moved to feature based product development teams; each team looking after […]

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How important are your bugs?

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As with all software development, you are almost certainly going to encounter bugs in your code, so how important are your bugs? And how do you decide when to fix them?

This article describes one simple method for how to incorporate bug fixes into your agile development process.

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Measure team performance with a sprint score

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n this article we review how to measure team performance with a sprint score. The primary measure of progress for a scrum team is “working software”, however, by using some basic empirical data, you can get a quick overview on how your teams are doing in general. Armed with this data, you can decide as a team what to improve next.