Hello again from BAMTECH Media and our Project Management Team. Welcome to this, our ninety ninth edition of “This Week in #Agile”. Please feel free to peruse some of the articles that we’ve enjoyed reading over the past week.
The purpose of Scrum is to deliver Increments of releasable functionality. So at each Sprint Review, a “Done” Increment is required to make transparent the progress made by the team. Releasing it opens the gate to market validation to Inspect and Adapt based on market feedback (i.e. actual use). The only feedback that counts is the actual use of our Product. All else is just hypothesis or worse, assumption.
“Retrospectives are the backbone of every team, project, and organization. We can have a lot of discussion about Agile and what it stands for, but for me, when you have no regular retrospectives, things are definitely not Agile”. Have a look, you may find something you can use.
The blog starts with “If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.” —Albert Einstein. It only gets better after that. You will not agree with all Steve writes but he does make you think.
Adopting an Agile coaching and mentoring philosophy for your teams can be very beneficial, take a look at this article which runs through 5 practices that help the team and explains why they work well.
Mike’s article is an interesting one. Saying no can be very difficult, but doing so to stakeholders is an important part of a product owner’s job. Mike offers up 6 useful tips in presenting the “no scenario” to stakeholders.
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