AGILE MOMENT: Agile Transformations and ROI

Agile Transformations and ROI This question was asked recently on a social network Scrum group. I thought that it was very relevant and also a common request from executives that desire an evaluation of ROI for agile transformations. However, it is important to consider both efficiency and the effectiveness of your agile transformation.

Effective use of Lean-Agile frameworks and systems (Scrum, Kanban) for Global Remote Teams

Remote teams and Lean-Agile frameworks In this article I cover various strategies and methods for effectively implementing and using Agile, Scrum, Lean and Kanban (the system) for globally remote teams (virtual workforces, telecommuters). I will also attempt to debunk the myth that Scrum may not be used for remote teams. We are not going toContinue reading “Effective use of Lean-Agile frameworks and systems (Scrum, Kanban) for Global Remote Teams”

Agile Moment: How to estimate Story Points using Planning Poker

(see also: Agile Moment: Equating Story Points to Time, Scrum Effort Estimation, Practical Guide Story Points Estimation, How Story Points relate to hours, Story Points vs. Task Hours, Planning Poker) Overview Estimating story points for user stories that implement features on the Scrum teams product roadmap / product backlog is a critical planning exercise. All Scrum teams shouldContinue reading “Agile Moment: How to estimate Story Points using Planning Poker”

Practical Application: The Daily Scrum and other stuff for Remote Teams

The world is changing, becoming smaller and smaller everyday thanks in large part to technology.