Start-Stop-Continue Retrospective

Is your team bored with the way you do your retrospective meeting? Is it always the same after every sprint? Then why don´t you try something new?

I recently found a nice article from Mike Cohn about a format of sprint retrospectives, which I haven´t heard before – the Start-Stop-Continue retrospective.

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The 5 levels of team dysfunctions

I recently attended a scrum master training, where we were discussing the five dysfunctions of a team. This model has been introduced by Patrick Lencioni and it explores the dynamics of teams. The model describes in a pyramid the five dysfunctions of teams and offers solutions to help teams perform better.

The model of the 5 team dysfunctions gave me a couple of “AHA” moments and I immediately tried to find out, at which level my team stands. If you are not already familiar with this pyramid, then I bet you can find some useful insights about team dynamics.

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Why agile? – The Stacey complexity model

The stacey complexity model categorizes tasks in four different categories: simple, complicated, complex and anarachy. Then the model explains for each category what is the best approach to solve those tasks.

Did you ever hear the question “What is agile?” and you didn´t have a proper answer right from the top of your head. Or did somebody tell you, that agile is something from the software development world. Then I guess it is not so easy to explain to those people, that agile is a working methodology, which does apply to more than only software development departments. I think I have quite a good diagram to explain, for which type of tasks the agile way of working is the best.

A few weeks ago I attended a great scrum master training in my company at LeaseWeb. One of the first items on the agenda was the Stacey complexity model, which helps you to understand uncertainty in a project.

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