Well, I disagree. Maybe if the meeting has too many attendees, then your suggestions make sense. Otherwise, for a regular scrum call, it is nice to know who’s on and who’s not. Thank you!
Author Archive | Mike Cottmeyer
Nice article, I had a teacher at college that would go crazy if you refer to an employee as a resource, if I remember correctly, the term he would use is “human capital” or “human factor of production”
Such method of sharing Agile concepts through interviews is an interesting method. People from outside the Agile environment, also find such concepts as a organized team work with specific objective. Great presentation. Regards
Enjoyed reading the article Marty. I have been looking for better ways to move prioritization beyond gut feel or subjective thoughts. This seems to give a nice way to weigh objectives against one another and more importantly get everyone talking about the priorities in a more subjective way to deliver more value.
Did We Build the Right Product? And, Did We Build the Product Right? Acceptance criteria are an important. Unfortunately, we often overlook or undervalue it as an aspect of the iterative planning process. It is super important because projects succeed or fail based on the ability of the team to meet their customers documented and perceived […]
Organizations strive to be lean with their development resources, but when stakeholders are competing for those development resources it can be detrimental to the organization. The key is to manage the flow of work. How do you prioritize projects so that the organization is focused on delivering value vs. competing for resources? You do it […]
First of all… this is a really, really, really big topic. If we are lucky, we’ll get a start and maybe lay a foundation for future conversations. My goal in the next 1000 words or so is to at least introduce the foundational concepts, and frankly… help me see where I want to go […]
If you estimate the size of your stories in relative story points, realize that the more large stories you have in your backlog, the less reliable will be your velocity (trend) for planning future work. The velocity trend values will be less accurate when there are bigger stories in your backlog, than when the stories […]
After I’ve asked a room full of executives what problems they are trying to solve, the next thing I’ll often do is try to help them understand… and me understand… their operating model. I want to know if they are in a business where it is okay to make it up the product as you […]
I’m asked on a regular basis how Agile or Lean practices can be applied during the holidays. Let’s face it, we have a limited amount of time and todo lists as long as our arms. Truth be told, people have limited success using the ever-growing todo list. You either forget your list at home, you […]