Scrum Team Defects

How to deal with Scrum Team defects Agile projects are designed to be fast paced so that the product can be delivered quickly, particularly if beating competition plays a vital part of the release. However, too much velocity without adequate testing can mean an increase in technical debt. This compromises the quality of your project, and can also impact on the velocity…

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Cultural Differences

How cultural differences impact agile team Companies are often diverse workplaces that are full of people from a spectrum of different cultures and backgrounds. ‘Culture’ is a term that can encompass many different things – our religion, our upbringing, how we view important topics such as gender equality, sexuality, politics and other religions. We are heavily influenced by our families…

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Successful Facilitation of the Review

Facilitating the scrum review… One of the Agile processes that is most commonly misunderstood is the review, which is sometimes referred to as a ‘customer/stakeholder review’, the ‘show and tell’, or “demo”.  Facilitating the scrum review can be difficult for some. The review is not a demo, it is an opportunity to inspect the work  and adapt the Product Backlog.…

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I in Team?

How personal goals and status erodes focus on team success We’ve all heard of the expression ‘there’s no I in team’. However, as human beings, most of us thrive on acceptance and praise and the desire for individual recognition and credit can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, personal goals and the pursuit or exploitation of status can have a seriously negative impact…

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