Team Size and a WOW! tool

This morning, as I write this (Sunday), I read an article regarding team size and bench strength, and it got me thinking about project team size. There are several directions one could take when building their team, and it often comes down to two things: the project type and how…

Project Management Knowledge: The Daily Scrum

The Daily Scrum aims to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and adapt the Sprint Backlog to adjust the upcoming planned work. This quick meeting is designed exclusively for active members of the Development Team. There are several formats accepted; however, the most widely recognized is the “what I did…

Project Management Knowledge: Definition of Ready

If you’re looking at the project ahead of you, “wondering” if you’re ready, you probably aren’t. This is where a narrowly defined list of checks comes in handy. We call it the. If you’ve been following along in order each week, you’ll find this article…

Project Management Knowledge: the Definition of Done

This is often a dreaded part of running a Scrum (or any) project, but it doesn’t have to be. So here’s the quick-n-easy on creating your Definition of Done. It was once odd to me that we need to define this. However, lessons learned from my projects have…

Scrum 101: Capacity Planning

Without people, the work within any project will fail. Planning the right amount of people-hours to get the tasks done is imperative to success. Welcome to the first of several forthcoming posts covering the Agile framework of Scrum project management. The specific word, Scrum, is notorious for being considered a…