A deep dive into our collaborative team poster

Our poster is quite high concept: the main shape is a floor plan of a house, from bird’s eye view making the shape of a heart. The foundations are visible and are decorated with our pepeha to show the people who make up the consulting company and our connection to …

Teambuilding with Teambuilders 

Big question: How do you team build with a team full of teambuilding experts?  Big answer: You take them to a fantastic community building, stick them in an art studio and have them create a collaborative work of art. Recently, the team from Teamworx did exactly that! Teamworx met for …

Why Use Story Points for Estimating

Why Use Story Points for Estimating

The Backstory At a recent sprint planning session with a new Agile team, one of our team members asked why wouldn’t we use time estimates, as opposed to story points?   The answer is they serve different purposes.  Story points aren’t time estimates.  They are actually relative measures of complexity between …

​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 …