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5 Ways To Revive Stale Retrospectives

May 10, 2012


Recovering from a series of stale Retrospectives is not easy.  People tend to become very cynical, very quickly when they get bored or when they believe their time is being wasted.  For that reason, to break these people out of their Retrospective funk, you need to shake things up a bit.  There is an endless […]

Synchronous Work Within a Sprint

April 15, 2011


If you choose to implement Scrum, the most widely adopted Agile Methodology, then you will need to do synchronous work within short time-boxes, called Sprints.  A Sprint, according to Wikipedia, is “a time period (typically 2–4 weeks) in which development occurs on a set of backlog items that the Team has committed to.  Also commonly […]

What’s with the stand-up meetings?

April 7, 2011


The most widely adopted Agile practice is by far the Daily Stand-up Meeting (aka Daily Scrum).  There is good reason for this practice being so popular.  It is extremely easy to implement and provides an immediate return.  Even distributed teams, that cannot stand in a circle together, can benefit from employing daily stand-ups. This quick […]