Developing the MBD processes is a cross-functional and multi-disciplinary project that requires participation from a lot of folks, but not always at the same level of involvement each sprint. What if dev team members don’t have any work in a sprint? How do we keep them in the loop? Not all team members have work […]
Bruce Tuckman proposed the “forming-storming-norming-performing” model of group development back in the 1960s. Tuckman stated that all of these phases are necessary and ultimately inevitable if a team wishes to grow, be able to face headwinds, creatively develop solutions, and deliver results. Each time a team member leaves a team or a new member joins […]
Have you ever been humming along in a sprint, and then someone throws out a bombshell question such as “how does one boil the ocean?” While this is a very valid question, it’s going to take more than a two-week sprint to answer this. There are so many uncertainties and unknowns that need to be […]
For a newsletter dedicated to educating about various Agile topics, it feels counterintuitive to write about how Agile isn’t always the answer. But as with most things in life, there is not always a one-size-fits-all approach to running a project. Imagine you want to bake the most delicious loaf of pumpkin bread for the community […]
Have you ever heard a team member grumbling about the sprint planning meeting not being productive because there is nothing in the backlog? Or maybe you’ve thought this yourself! If this is the case, the Product Owner might need a refresher on the workflow and delivery cadence. You want to start working on and refining […]
Jennifer Herron joins Aaron Kopel, Project Brilliant CEO, to talk about Agile in times of chaos. Agility can be elusive. Project Brilliant provides the clarity. Project Brilliant challenges organizations to transcend traditional practices—garnering longer-term stability, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement.
How is it possible that the past six months feel like both a sprint and a marathon all once? Virtual working is here to stay for the foreseeable future, so as we lean into this way of working, there are some tips and tricks to avoid ‘Zoom Fatigue.’ How often do you find yourself distracted […]
In theory, the scrum board is a simple thing. It is a board with three columns: to-do, doing, and done. But if you’ve ever tried to run a project using a physical board with just those three columns, you’ll understand that the real world is more complex. The first issue is the use of a […]