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This Week in #Agile - 21/12/16

Posted by Darren Halket on 21/12/16 09:13

A big hello from Cake and our Project Management Team. Another week in the agile world and the fourteenth edition and final edition for 2016 of “This Week in #Agile”. Our PM team continues to scour the web and read through your blogs and articles. Here are handful of articles that we found to be most interesting and that we would like to share with you today, along with our brief thoughts on them.

Rishi Devendra’s article regarding “Key Elements of the Sprint Retrospective"

Rishi explains the key elements of a sprint retrospective and the importance of everyone, including the team, product owner, and ScrumMaster having a chance to air their opinions.

Chris Moss article on “Agile Advice: Helping Distributed Teams Work"

Chris's article briefly explains the virtues of co-located teams and then highlights the importance of clear communication and adopting the agile culture when working with distributed teams. 

How to Reward Agile Teams” by Mike Cohn

Mike discusses various method of rewarding Agile Teams with properly aligned bonuses and incentives both in monetary terms and using other methods. 

Mike Clayton'sIndispensable Guide to the Sources of Project Risk

In this article Mike defines project risk and looks at some of the sources of such risks.

Harry Hall's article on Business Analyst & Project Manager: What’s the Real Difference?

Harry discusses for smaller projects how one person (a BA or PM) can manage a project and perform the role of the requirements analyst and the importance of ensuring separation of these BA & PM roles for larger projects.


If you write a blog or read an article you would like to be included feel free to contact me either via email - darrenh@cakesolutions.net
 -  or Twitter - @dhalket1 - and we can try and include it in a future edition! 

This weeks image is thanks to the people at Ugilic and is a fun take on Scrum at Christmas.
Thanks for reading folks and from all at Cake Solutions we'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas & Prosperous 2017.

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