Today I’m going to introduce you to how I’ll be using guilds to build a culture of learning and innovation. I’ve just started the journey of incubating a few guilds at my current company. So I thought I’d write a few articles about my journey so far, the sort of challenges I’ve come across, and […]
As a Scrum Master, I use a variety of different tools to help facilitate Sprint retrospectives. In this article, I’d like to specifically show you how I use Mentimeter to quickly gather data from the teams whilst working remotely. Icebreaker I always start with an ice breaker. I use a variety of different ice breaking […]
In part 2 of the Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Rebooting a Team series, we take a look into the next step of rebooting a team and learning more about each other as individuals. We’re going to run through a technique that allows you to reveal what skills the people in your team already have […]
Has your team lost motivation? Is it more a group of individuals doing work, instead of a group of people greater than the sum of it’s parts? Are there many arguments, none of them constructive? Well, maybe it’s time for a team reboot. In this article, I’ll show you to reboot your team and get […]
Today we look at how getting started with team working agreements will set you on a path to a high performing team. Team working agreements are essential to help everyone in your team learn how to work with each other. They allow us to codify the responsibilities and actions we take, and they are a […]
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, […]
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 […]
Platform based teams worked fine for a long time, but we wanted to supercharge our progress. So we started to look at ways we could improve; our next experiment was project based development teams.
In this series of articles we look at the different ways that you can structure your teams in order to help you succeed with agile software delivery
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.