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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tracking Organization in Scrum Teams

There is a difficulty tracking many Scrum teams in any typical organization. Although each Scrum team has its own work area with boards and charts, it is easier for managers to look at all teams and sprints in one place. In this article I will explain how we modeled and created a board that showed all Scrum teams and their work in one simple place, and how this visualization uncovered problems and bottlenecks.

At first, we ...

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Name Writing Exercise

It is amazing how much multitasking affect productivity negatively. Last week I did "Name Writing Exercise" as part of a Kanban session and the result is:

A productivity of 300%, (3:52 divided by 1:17)

While the management think keeping the team busy and overloaded doing multitasks will lead to effective team utilization, the truth is not. Keeping the team members focusing in one project at a time will actually serve the customer much faster.

For a comprehensive description to the exercise, see

Note: I did describe the game as it is well known in the Agile community, if you have questions please ask.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Yet Another $163B Waterfall Disaster

Regarding Sutherland new post at his blog about Yet Another $163B Waterfall Disaster
I wonder is this huge failure a norm in US? Anyway, of course no one on earth currently funding projects that huge like that and it seems the level of complexity is something over my imagination :)