Work is humming along nicely when your Marketing VP stops by your desk and says, “We need to double monthly sales.” That’s it. That their entire instruction. After you recover from this bombshell, you will need to decide what tool you will use and who you will grab to help you start to tackle this […]
We’ve seen the risks of assuming that everything is normal distribution, and also the problem with reporting a single number. What else do we need to be aware of? What can we usefully measure? Risks in Measurement Many important things can’t be measured using formal measurement systems. As a result, not enough attention is paid […]
This post has now been replaced by the updated and expanded Red-Yellow-Green Status Reports and Other Models – How They Should and Shouldn’t Be Used post. Please update all bookmarks and links accordingly. We’ve previously seen that our mental models often make false assumptions due to cognitive bias. Giving a Single number in a report has […]
Your team is working on the World’s Smallest Online Bookstore, a site that provides the best results (just a few) for every search, not every result on earth. We’re a vulture capital funded company, so if we don’t deliver, our funding will be cut. So begins the opening of the High-Performance Teams Game. My goal […]
A study from Rally Software explores dedicated stable teams, what contributes to them, and what Scrum Practices they implement.
As software developers we have this innate belief that another tool will solve all our problems. To that end many agile practitioners search for a tool to track their projects for them. However in using a tool we miss the benefits of cards posted on a whiteboard/corkboard in a public place. Let’s compare the options […]