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Tag: Agile (44 posts) Page 1 of 5

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

How to Use Blocking and Tackling for a Great Iteration Planning Meeting Every Time

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Backlog refinement is a practice intended to help you keep the top of your backlog in a refined state so you can have better iteration planning sessions. But despite the value backlog refinement can yield, there is no officially prescribed approach for how to do it. However, if you’re looking for a simple way to introduce this practice to your team, then don’t despair: there’s an easy approach that you can use with your team today. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

How to INVEST in Your User Stories

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If you’re a product manager, user stories are a critical part of how you interact with your team. Nothing trumps a face-to-face conversation, but the key to starting that conversation is a good story. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Keeping Your Team on Track

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One of the most striking things that nearly all highly effective teams have in common is a small—but reasonable—set of clearly defined goals for each iteration. Rather than obsessing over secondary metrics, such as the number of stories closed or the total number of points completed, successful teams measure their success by their ability to deliver on the goals they set for themselves at the beginning of the iteration. Read more...