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Goal Setting Frameworks that Support Agile Ways of Working

Goal Setting Frameworks that Support Agile Ways of Working

by Steve Ostermiller (Ed.) Are you eager to make the most of your business' agility? Are you purpose-driven, allowing goals and outcomes to drive your decisions? Everything we do ought to be driven by business goals, regardless of whether the tactical work we are...

Consensus Tools that Help Teams Get to Agreement and Find Solutions

Consensus Tools that Help Teams Get to Agreement and Find Solutions

by Jason Gardner (Ed.) As an Agilist, you know how important it is for teams to work collaboratively and find solutions together. However, when differences arise, it can be a challenge to find a way to move forward. The good news is that there are a variety of...

Getting Executives to Buy Back in to Your Agile Transformation

Getting Executives to Buy Back in to Your Agile Transformation

by Jason Gardner (Ed.) If your company has gone through an agile transformation, it's likely that you have encountered resistance from executives and other stakeholders. It can be challenging to get them to commit to the changes necessary for successful adoption of an...

Centralized vs Decentralized Decision Making: Which One is Better?

Centralized vs Decentralized Decision Making: Which One is Better?

by Jason Gardner (Ed.) In any organization, decisions play a crucial role in the success or failure of the business. At the heart of any good decision-making process lies an understanding of how decisions are made. Decisions can either be centralized or decentralized....

Definition of Done and Acceptance Criteria in Scrum Teams

Definition of Done and Acceptance Criteria in Scrum Teams

by Jason Gardner (Ed.) Two important components to consider when working with a scrum product are the Definition of Done (DoD) and Acceptance Criteria (AC). At first, it might seem like these two are interchangeable, but that is not the case. Each has a distinct...

The Power of Visualizing Impediments

The Power of Visualizing Impediments

by Jason Gardner (Ed.) Managing obstacles and impediments is crucial to the success of any agile team. Impediments can arise for various reasons, such as lack of resources, unclear goals, processes, or communication difficulties. In order to effectively remove these...

Common Agile Assessment Findings. What Can You Do About Them?

Common Agile Assessment Findings. What Can You Do About Them?

by Jason Gardner (Ed.) Agile methodology has been embraced by many project management teams in recent years, especially in the software development and IT industries. In an agile environment, teams work together to deliver high-quality results in a short period,...

Increasing Developer Accountability with Scrum

Increasing Developer Accountability with Scrum

by Jason Gardner (ed.) As an agile development methodology, scrum has many advantages that can be leveraged to improve team performance and overall project success. One of the key aspects of this methodology is creating accountability for developers in order to ensure...

Your First Retrospective

by Jason Gardner (Ed.) Welcome to your first retrospective! Planning and conducting retrospectives is a crucial part of making sure that each sprint ends on a high note and sets your team up for success going forward. This post will walk you through what to expect and...

3 Essential Tips for New Scrum Masters

3 Essential Tips for New Scrum Masters

by Steve Ostermiller (Ed.) Being a new scrum master can be an overwhelming experience, as there is much to learn and numerous challenges to face. It is natural to fall into familiar habits of project management that you may have used in previous roles. However, it is...

How to Get the Most Out of an Agile Assessment

How to Get the Most Out of an Agile Assessment

An agile assessment is invaluable for understanding how your organization stacks up against agile values and principles. Learn how best to prepare for, participate in, and follow through on your assessment.

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