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2/3/2016 by Ryan Lockard
I believe the best rewards for individuals are both unplanned and presented by peers. Research shows that planned rewards, such as annual bonuses, do not have as great an impact on employee morale, performance, and happiness as does an unplanned reward structure.
2/2/2016 by Leonor Urena
Using games in the workplace is revolutionizing team building, employee development, and productivity. A concept that could seem like a gimmick has been proven to yield visible results. Here's how I've tried it with my clients.
2/2/2016 by Leza Zaman
During my experiences as a ScrumMaster and consultant, Agile values, such as transparency and adaptation, were my pillars in grounding teams. However, I believe these values cannot thrive without one other value: empathy.
2/1/2016 by Pedro Gustavo Torres
Here's a look at story points: what they are, how to use them, and how they relate to hours worked.
2/1/2016 by Michael Rosenberg
The goal of any Agile team is to deliver great code as efficiently as possible. Therefore, to create a high-functioning Scrum team, the first step is to ensure that each team member's well-being is met.
1/29/2016 by Pooja Wandile
Recent studies have led me to think, "What is the definition of a failed project?" This article discusses the symptoms of pending failure I see most often, as well as actions to take.
1/29/2016 by Deadra Townsend
Teams who know their velocity can plan future sprints more easily by predicting and monitoring their progress. How can a ScrumMaster and team work together to achieve stable velocity?
1/28/2016 by Renzo Venini
When a team isn't able to work together closely and effectively, I have found that a "Collaboration Retrospective" can help remove obstacles, eliminate misunderstandings, bring people together, and help them find their own solutions.
1/28/2016 by Alhad Akole
I recently worked with teams who had all received at least basic Agile training. However, once they started working on sprints, I found that they were more concerned about application life cycle management (ALM) tools than about following Agile methods.
1/27/2016 by Shane Vaz
This article discusses the five key areas of focus I have used to implement Scrum in an organization that has long used a traditional project delivery method.