What does it really mean to set goals in agile? Get Jurgen Appelo’s take on the importance of shared team goals and how to avoid stakeholders asserting their individual goals over the team’s. He also provides a checklist and examples to help you determine if your goals are worthy of being goals.
Read Jurgen Appelo’s InfoQ article.
Looking for a new gig on an agile team? Heed David Bland’s warning and steer clear of jobs with Project Manager/ScrumMaster in the title (beware the “slash” in the job title) and descriptions that list knowledge of traditional project management required, CSM preferred and PMP nice to have.
Read David Bland’s Dzone Article.
Do you really need managers on self-managing agile teams? Steve Ropa thinks so but then again he’s a manager. Learn more about the types of managers on an agile team and the changes traditional managers need to be aware of to be successful.
Read Steve Ropa’s blog post.
Technical debt doesn’t just appear overnight. It’s accumulated over time. Mark Levison gives his advice on how to identify technical debt, where it comes from and what to do about it.
Read Mark Levison's InfoQ Article.
Lean is more than just about reducing overburden, eliminating unevenness in workloads and eliminating waste so more work can be pushed on the team. According to Esther Derby, it’s often more important for managers to pay attention to how work flows through the team rather than how fast tasks are completed.
Read Esther Derby's blog post.
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