Thanks to 20th century management theory, the world is filled with metrics and measures that are questionable. Many are useless. For example, a commonly used but effectively useless metric for knowledge creation workers (like those in IT, marketing, and other creative careers): utilization. Utilization is a metric that was meant to measure the percentage
Measuring the performance of an employee is never easy to do. It’s made much more difficult when we have a hard time understanding exactly what a person is supposed to be doing. In this blog post, we’ll clear up all of your questions about Scrum Masters, their accountabilities, and how
In many organizations, nothing wastes more time than metrics with no purpose. Here's help on the RIGHT way to measure team performance.
Understanding outcome value isn’t just beneficial, it’s critically important. After all, delivering value is our priority!
Creating a maximum outcome team is every ScrumMaster’s goal, but you must first understand how great teams form and what YOU need to do to create a great team.
With COVID-19 forcing us all to learn about working from home, we're re-publishing our list of "Jim's 10 Tips for Scrum Development Teams," UPDATED for 2020!
In this video, I'll discuss working with your Scrum team when they're remote, including tips to improve communication, collaboration, and performance.
One small change can make a BIG difference to your Product Owner success. Before worrying about putting value on backlog items, here's some simple tips.
When slicing a backlog item, we're taking a complex problem and paring it down into smaller problems, which are easier to solve and build.
Here's 5 steps you can take as a manager or ScrumMaster to help DOUBLE your Development Team's performance (#5 is a shocker; it's easy but SUPER non-intuitive!)
Effective Scrum use is more than Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, and so on. To see a big difference in your team's Sprints, make these workflow changes.
Trying to plan detailed capacity for a Sprint? Thankfully, there are two things we can do to make capacity planning easier (and faster) in Sprint Planning.