Posts Tagged: Daily standup

Hands

Boring retrospectives – part 13 : Helping Hands

Working together is one of the most important success factors in an agile team.   Individual work will not be enough to deliver all the user stories before the sprint is finished.  Daily standups help to foster this communication, but it

Hands

Boring retrospectives – part 13 : Helping Hands

Working together is one of the most important success factors in an agile team.   Individual work will not be enough to deliver all the user stories before the sprint is finished.  Daily standups help to foster this communication, but it

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

Kanban in Government (first retrospective)

Today we did our first retrospective since we changed to Kanban.  These previous weeks have been quite interesting and it was time to improve our flow. Take a look at the visual workflow we started out with: What did we

Kanban in Government (first retrospective)

Today we did our first retrospective since we changed to Kanban.  These previous weeks have been quite interesting and it was time to improve our flow. Take a look at the visual workflow we started out with: What did we

No place to hang up a taskboard?

One thing I insist on doing with every team is using a physical task board. I like to visualize work to understand the flow and spot bottlenecks and impediments. Plus, it makes it easier to hold a daily stand-up meeting.  You

No place to hang up a taskboard?

One thing I insist on doing with every team is using a physical task board. I like to visualize work to understand the flow and spot bottlenecks and impediments. Plus, it makes it easier to hold a daily stand-up meeting.  You

The 5 strengths of a physical task board

There’s one question I always get when coaching a new agile team: “Can we use a digital task board?“ My answer: “Sure you can, but …” Because I don’t believe in imposing my ideas onto a team, I give them

The 5 strengths of a physical task board

There’s one question I always get when coaching a new agile team: “Can we use a digital task board?“ My answer: “Sure you can, but …” Because I don’t believe in imposing my ideas onto a team, I give them

The daily hands-up

Having trouble keeping your daily stand up’s time boxed? Sometimes our team had. Until I read a great tip on Kevin E. Schlabach’s blog. Getting bored in the daily standup? Raise your hands… The idea is genius in its simplicity.

The daily hands-up

Having trouble keeping your daily stand up’s time boxed? Sometimes our team had. Until I read a great tip on Kevin E. Schlabach’s blog. Getting bored in the daily standup? Raise your hands… The idea is genius in its simplicity.

Vanishing tasks

During the daily standup, some team members have a reflex to start talking on a deep technical level when they have difficulties on a specific task. Off course, I put on my idiot hat and ask to clarify on a

Vanishing tasks

During the daily standup, some team members have a reflex to start talking on a deep technical level when they have difficulties on a specific task. Off course, I put on my idiot hat and ask to clarify on a