Assessment – How agile is your testing?

Assessment – How agile is your testing?

We often see agile teams that have adopted the ceremonies and language of Scrum, but in reality they do waterfall in 2 week increments. One of the easiest ways to notice this is to take a look at how a team tests. Here are some of the common warning signs we see:...
Monthly Retrospective Plan

Monthly Retrospective Plan

We hold a retrospective each month, to see how we are doing. We started with the standard retrospective template, but over time we’ve added some of our own components. Here’s an idea of what it looks like currently. We usually spend a whole day on this....
Helping others deal with conflict

Helping others deal with conflict

One of the sessions I attended at Agile 2014 by Tricia Broderick was on how managers can help team members resolve conflict themselves. She had some simple steps you can follow as a manager or leader so that you don’t have to mediate all conflict yourself. Try...
Top tips to benefit from conferences

Top tips to benefit from conferences

[et_bloom_inline optin_id=”optin_2″] We all attend conferences for the great learning opportunity, and I’m sure many of us are filled with ideas that over time become distant memories and then fade away completely. Here are some of tips on how to...
One Page Monthly Plan Template

One Page Monthly Plan Template

How often do you get to the end of the week or month at work and wonder what you have achieved? Day to day reactive work can easily eat away all your time. The best way to counter-act this is to have a plan and make it visible. That way you can constantly be reminded...