Ideally, Agile teams perform their work with zero interruptions. There would be no requests for ‘Urgent! It’s a matter of life or death’ functionality. But, in our world, interruptions are as common and frequent as that urge for coffee! We have nothing against a good cup of joe, but we think everyone can better manage these interruptions without bursting a vessel.
Managing Sprint Interruptions by Tracking Buffer Use
Mike Cohn shows us how planning buffers into sprints and tracking their use help teams finish what they plan. Some great examples and visuals – read Mike’s post here.
Solving Impediments as a Scrum Team
Stefan Wolpers talks about a case where tackling the impediment as a team by running experiments, and iterating on the solution, improved the team’s productivity as well as its standing with stakeholders and senior management.
The Oh Sh*t wall for Visualizing Unplanned Work
Brett Wakeman once worked with a team that was plagued by unplanned work – ‘interruptions from other teams that were “urgent” and would only take a little bit of time – the “can you just help me with this” type of stuff.’ Here’s what they did.
Kanban vs SAFe®
We conducted a webinar on August 14th, 2019 with Travis Birch of Berteig, where he reviewed the similarities and differences between Kanban and SAFe®. Click on the button below to watch the webinar recording.
That’s all from us this month. Hope you liked these articles. Feedback, questions, all welcome!