Scrum Video Tip #4 – Prioritization

The Stakeholders want a lot! How do we help them prioritize what they want so we can focus on delivering the highest value stories? Get Video Tips Sent Straight to Your Inbox * indicates required Email Address * First Name          Last Name         

SCRUM VIDEO TIP #3: Sizing The Backlog

Ever get to Sprint Planning and find that the #1 item that the stakeholder(s) want is too large for the Sprint? Get Video Tips Sent Straight to Your Inbox * indicates required Email Address * First Name          Last Name         

How Consensus Management Can Stall A Project

We’ve all been there before – a project is held up because agreement cannot be reached on how to proceed. You might be stuck in a situation known as consensus management. What happens next can go a long way towards determining the success of your project. It can also make an indelible mark on your … Read More

Say Goodbye to the To-Do List and Hello to Personal Kanban

How important is your “to-do” list in your personal life? While it is one way to keep track of tasks, there is an alternative that is much more powerful – the Personal Kanban. It might have a funny name, but what I’ve learned about this simple tool has powerful implications on the Agile methodology. In … Read More

Operational Applications of Standup Meetings

The standup meeting is a hallmark of Agile. To recap, the standup meeting, sometimes called the “daily scrum,” is named so due to the attendees physically standing during the meeting. By its very nature, the standup meeting is intended to communicate status information very quickly as the meetings are timeboxed so that participants get to … Read More

Pareto Knows Agile

One of the number one questions we get at The Braintrust Consulting Group is “Why does Agile work?” This is a great question with a plethora of reasons. In this article we are going to focus on the Pareto principle and save some of the other factors for later publications. For those of you that … Read More