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How to Experience Agile in an Hour

How to Experience Agile in an Hour

Agile in 60 minutes It was a pleasure to be invited to give a presentation to the team at Potentia, to help refresh and reinforce their understanding of Agile.  We had a time-box of 60 minutes.  Rather than deliver the presentation lecture style, we got deep into some experiential learning …

​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 …

Print Your Own Planning Poker Cards (Fibonacci & T-Shirt Sizes)

Print Your Own Planning Poker Cards (Fibonacci & T-Shirt Sizes)

What is Planning Poker? Planning Poker is a group estimation technique, that allows you to quickly identifies gaps in understanding.  It facilitates healthy discussion, and avoids team members influencing each other’s estimates. How to Play Planning Poker Each team member has a deck of poker cards (or pre-written post-its) The Product …

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 …