Is Your Stand-Up Meeting Getting Boring?

By taking a step back and “standing down” my team’s StandUp meeting, I was able to re-assess it, and then build on the traditional Agile Methodology to make it a more effective tool for my team. As a result, I turned around my team’s perception of the concept and improved their performance. If your StandUps are bland or dreaded, try incorporating this new approach to your StandUp and invite feedback from your team to see if they like it. It can bond teams and improve their performance if you dare to innovate.

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The Constraints of SCRUM – Why it might make sense for your team to switch to a SCRUM-BAN Approach?

Acting as the Scrum Master for a financial content publisher of the digital product team, we were set up to run on a monthly Sprint to match our major release timeline. We practiced the traditional Scrum ceremonies to the book for the most part. When we groomed our product backlogs and planned our Sprints, we were…

How to Host an Effective Retrospective

When hosting a retrospective during a project post-mortem, set yourself up for success by following this creative format, best practices and proven ideas that can alter their perception of the value of a retrospective. Your team should walk away with a sense of satisfaction because they had their issues addressed and that they feel closer to their team mates.

Creating a First Class Newsroom

The rise of real-time marketing calls for a change in the way that marketers and clients collaborate. With the turn-around time being days, if even that generous, in contrast to traditional month-out development periods, marketers have been developing newsroom style models to remain competitive. We’ve come up with a list of best practices to build a first class newsroom.