Kaizen and Impediment Removal for Distributed Teams
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Kaizen is a Japanese word that translates into "change for the better". In Lean Management and Agile, we use it to refer to the concept...
- Jan 22, 2021
Q of the Week: Why is the "Definition of Ready" so crucial to Distributed Teams?
Informal backlog refinement doesn't typically happen in a distributed setting. The need for a well-defined "Definition of Ready" is more...
- Jan 20, 2021
Video: Dr. Jeff Sutherland December 2020 class highlight
Take a listen to Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum and inventor of Scrum@Scale, elaborate on strong Agile leadership in our...
- Jan 15, 2021
Q of the Week: How can a Scrum Master break the pattern of unnecessary and time-consuming meetings?
As the Keeper of Scrum, the Scrum Master should make it a priority to uphold all five of the Scrum events: · Sprint Planning · Daily...
- Jan 11, 2021
Try Shorter Sprints for Remote Teams
Having difficulty making remote Scrum teams collaborate effectively? Try shorter Sprints. Sprints are the heartbeat of Scrum. They set...
- Jan 8, 2021
Q of the Week: How can a decision matrix expedite my team's decision-making process?
A decision matrix can make the decision-making process more straightforward and standardized. The format of these templates can outline...
- Dec 17, 2020
Q of the Week: What’s the most important item in a Working Agreement?
That is a difficult question to answer as different items may be more important depending on the team. One of the primary items that...
- Dec 15, 2020
Infographic: The Sprint Backlog
The Sprint Backlog is created by the development team. This artifact is used to forecast the functionality of the next product increment....
- Dec 14, 2020
Working Agreements for Distributed Teams
I consider working team agreements to be an actual artifact, not an optional one. The Scrum Guide recognizes the three artifacts, but the...
- Dec 11, 2020
Q of the week: How can cultural differences influence Distributed Agile Teams?
While doing my doctoral research, I have come across many distributed teams that identified cultural differences as a big challenge to...
- Dec 9, 2020
Top Agile Reading by Agile Genesis Students
Here's some great reading material recommended by students in our Scrum@Scale classes. Enjoy! Can you recommend your favorite?
- Nov 30, 2020
Why it is Important to Know your Distributed Agile Team Composition
The challenges associated with distributed agile collaboration may differ depending on the type of distributed composition. Facilitation...
- Nov 23, 2020
How to Conduct a Thanksgiving Retrospective
When UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center launched its thanx4 pilot project, an online gratitude journal, they were surprised to...
- Nov 18, 2020