Tag: Velocity

Know your metrics and driven behaviors

Know your metrics and driven behaviors

Everyone at your company should understand which metrics drive the business, and what behaviors they encourage. That’s what Joe Nigro, CEO of energy company Constellation, said in a 2016 Harvard Business Review article.  He went on to say, “Everyone needs to know how each metric fits into the big picture…why and how we’re measuring something, and…

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New Scrum Team Challenges

New Scrum Team Challenges

A while ago, I published a post titled: Simple Cheat Sheet to Sprint Planning Meeting.  Though I understand every team is different, I thought it would be helpful to those who are new to agile processes.  People are always looking for cheat sheets, templates, and stuff like that.  What is the harm of giving them what they want?…

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Relying on Indicators

Relying on Indicators

I just realized I’ve been driving automobiles for 25 years. Do the math and I’m either older than you thought or I started driving earlier than you thought. Either way, I may have surprised you. What surprised me, the other day, was my reaction to an illuminated indicator light on my relatively new vehicle. It used…

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Teaching Agile to a 5-Yr-Old

Teaching Agile to a 5-Yr-Old

If you ever thought it was too early to teach your children Agile terminology or good management/leadership skills, you can stop now.  I wanted to teach our 5-year-old son a few new concepts.  If you can teach a 5-year-old, you should be able to teach a 45-year-old….right?  Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  I actually…

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Calculating Initial Velocity On Day Zero

Calculating Initial Velocity On Day Zero

While reviewing proposal documentation yesterday, I noticed the contractor’s predicted velocity rate was pretty high.  Being they are not experienced in using Agile and they haven’t even started the project, I was curious how they were able to calculate such a high velocity rate for the first iteration.  I know how many developers they intend…

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