Red-Yellow-Green status reports are a widely-used tool to help executives have a fast and simple understanding of the current state of a project through a visual model that makes it easy to spot patterns. Green means everything is good, yellow means there’s some risk, and red means the project is in serious trouble. Simple, right? […]
Notes from a Tool User
Mark and his wife, Doris, along with a small group of their friends, have become very good at solving challenges and escaping locked rooms. In their first escape room in 2015, they were two puzzles away from success but failed to get out. So they changed the team membership. Over the years, they failed another […]
Go Beyond Merely Completing Work Lists A Sprint should be so much more than just completing a number of User Stories or fixing bugs. If your Sprints are merely about ticking off items on a scattered work list without having a shared understanding of why they’re important or what purpose they serve, your Development Team […]
Fresh off the completion of his newest book, The Guide to Effective Agile Retrospectives, Mark Levison presented “Retrospectives Gone Bad” at the Toronto Agile Conference 2020. Do you dread going to work? Are interruptions from outside making progress difficult? Is improvement almost nil? Sprint Retrospectives are the tool to help with all of these issues, […]
Responding to one of the most common complaints he hears about Scrum done poorly, Certified Scrum Trainer Mark Levison spent this summer applying two decades worth of Agile study and personal observation to write his newest book, The Guide to Effective Retrospectives. Available for download here, this eBook offers practical advice and specific suggestions to […]
What is the difference between an Agile Retrospective and a Post Mortem? Retrospectives are the foundation of Continuous Improvement and Short Feedback loops.