As we discussed in “Specialists Are Overrated,” developing cross-skills and “T-Shaped” people in a team has many benefits – for the team/organization itself, the customer, and the individual. That’s all fine and good to say, but how do you figure out where to start? There are two major ways to discover opportunities for cross-skilling: Kanban/Scrum […]
“Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.” – Agile Manifesto “Watch the baton, not the runner.” – D. Reinertsen, 2007 Traditionally, notions of efficiency have been to minimize cost by utilizing experts (i.e. expensive people) only on the most difficult problems and having cheaper workers do […]
The Scrum team has improved, progress has slowed. How to analyze and identify the bottlenecks between Product Development and Deployment.
Our ScrumMaster pulls up the CFD for the current release… and notices that the rate at which stories are being selected has slowed down in the past few sprints.