Quality assurance for agile teams

Think about your team’s process for a moment. What steps do you go through for each new unit of work? What process do you have defined? What steps are in your visual management system? Does your team follow some sort of defined standard work? Chances are your team does have a process, defined or understood, […]

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Write a kick ass self-assessment for your annual performance review, and why it’s important

We are getting closer to the end of the year, and its that time again to start the annual performance review process at my company, and yours too. Think about the whole annual appraisal, or performance measurement, process for a moment. At my company at least, there are a few steps to the process—you write a […]

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The story-focused Daily Scrum

We are all familiar with the standard Daily Scrum, or Daily Standup, template, where the team gathers around the story card wall or Kanban board and each individual shares what they did yesterday, what they will do today, and what help they may need in order to accomplish their daily goal. This is an effective way […]

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