Tag: Agile

Interruptions and Missed Commitments

Photo by NON on Unsplash Some Scrum Teams find it difficult to stick to the commitments they make. While it can be for many reasons, a common one is that a team is being interrupted with urgent tasks that take attention away from the work that they planned. What are some of the tools we […]

Basic Transparency

Agile processes are famous for transparency. For anyone who doubts this, or is new to Agile, Transparency is implicit in the first item of the Agile Manifesto. Individuals and interactions are valued over processes and tools, and the best interactions happen when communication channels are open. Transparency is the first of the “three pillars” of Scrum (transparency, inspection, […]

Scrum Timeboxing Is Like Doing 15 Pushups Every Day

To keep on track physically, I do a “minimum daily requirement” routine of exercises. No matter what, I do at least 10-15 minutes every single day. I allow myself to vary the exercises, but I never vary from doing this minimum. This daily goal is in addition to my weekly exercise goals. It keeps my momentum going, and inevitably, when I need to take […]