Well-formed, hyper-productive agile teams exhibit certain common traits and have shared best practices. Find out how these teams approach sprint planning.
Retrospectives are a time to reflect on what has happened, what your team wants to happen in the future, and what steps you can take to correct course accordingly. Unfortunately, the actions that come out of retrospectives often are either too focused on the present or are so abstract as to be unattainable. Discover one technique for linking actions to goals.
Scrum daily meetings may seem simple on the surface, but believing they are easy is common trap. It's not at all difficult for things to go wrong quickly. Learn how to avoid several common mistakes so that your daily meetings can continue to be an accurate thermometer of your team's progress.
The problem with traditional project portfolios is that struggling projects go on too long. Agile projects open new doors for project managers: doors that can lead to success.
One goal of self-empowered teams is to have the team find, own, and fix their problelms by themselves. Applying gap analysis to team practices enables teams to visualize areas of concern and come up with their own action plan to address the shortcomings.
Tools that are simple have a tendency to come across as childish and simplistic. Here are some ways to combat that perception (at least until the tools are better understood).