How to Develop a Growth Strategy for your Business – Melissa Frerk – Sketchnotes by Zhi Lee

How to Develop a Growth Strategy for your Business – Melissa Frerk – Sketchnotes by Zhi Lee

I attended a workshop as part of the ANZ Business Startup Series. Thank you Melissa Frerk for sharing your insights and experience with us today.  It was great to connect with like-minded business owners who want to do good things for their customers. These are the tips that I learn …

Brainwriting with an Ideation Template

Brainwriting with an Ideation Template

The Problem with Brainstorming How many times have you entered a brainstorm where everyone tries to talk over each other?  Or someone’s over-dominating the conversation and noone else gets a chance to air their views? Brainwriting as an Alternative to Brainstorming Consider using this brainwriting technique (as opposed to “brainstorming”). …

10 Daily Scrum Ideas – Different Questions to Ask

10 Daily Scrum Ideas – Different Questions to Ask

What is the Daily Scrum? The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute daily meeting where we plan for the next 24-hours as a team. It is attended by the Scrum Master, Product Owner, and members of the Team.  Others are also welcome. What Questions are Asked? Did you know that the …

A Useful Sprint Review Format

A Useful Sprint Review Format

What is a Sprint Review? A Sprint Review is a short (0.5 – 1 hour) meeting at the end of a sprint. It speaks to the questions of: What value have we delivered? What feedback do our stakeholders have? What’s coming up? Why is a Good Structure Needed? Because people …

​In Sprint Planning, How Do You Prioritise the Requirements in the Backlog?

​In Sprint Planning, How Do You Prioritise the Requirements in the Backlog?

This is a re-post of an article first published on DZone. Background Having worked with many Agile teams, I find that every team has a slightly different approach to prioritisation, and some teams are better at it than others.  I’ve recently observed a sprint planning session where a team couldn’t …

Creating a Prioritisation Agreement

Creating a Prioritisation Agreement

What is a Prioritisation Agreement This is one of the activities we did as a part of a project inception.  There was strong reason to do this because we had a team where individuals came together from different parts of a business, each with their own KPIs and only a …