Posts Tagged ‘teams’

Tackling the People Side of Technical Debt

Technical Debt There’s a concept in software development called technical debt that reflects the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing quick and easy solutions over a better solution that could potentially take longer to implement. Technical debt comes with the obligation of interest similar to financial debt, but in the form of extra…

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5 ways an agile team manager can improve velocity


A common question we hear from managers and senior leaders is how they can improve the velocity of their development teams. Many agile professionals redirect that manager’s attention to attributes other than output, commonly toward value, because they assume the wrong question is being asked. I totally agree one has to examine the value a…

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3 Biggest Challenges You Can Fix When Scaling Scrum Teams

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Scaled Scrum occurs when many Scrum teams work on the same product or project. Scaling Scrum can present many challenges as more and more people are added to the mix and transparency and communication become harder to manage. Below are some common challenges that organizations frequently encounter when scaling Scrum. Scaling Scrum Challenge #1: Geographic…

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How Many Scrum Teams Should You Be On?

How many Scrum teams should you be on

This is John, and John is a developer that went through one of my Scrum classes recently. John works for a company that is using Scrum, and they are doing 4-week Sprints. John told me that he works at a sustainable of about 40 hours per week, so over the course of a 4-week Sprint, he…

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