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The Ultimate Guide to Agile Reporting

You have reports to deliver to executive. Delivery, risk, and cost is foremost on their mind. What kind of reports on your agile capability and delivery, based on objective agile project management metrics, are going to provide you with the best transparency of what’s really going on?

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What Tools Does Your Agile Development Team Use?

The market is full of agile project management metrics tools that help with on-time and on-budget delivery, but where are the tools that help coaches and consultants understand how to scale agile capability development? Do existing tools do the job well enough?

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Agile metrics and why team surveys fail

Agile project management metrics often rely on team surveys to find out how agile the organisation is. Team surveys fail for many reasons. Here’s our top tips on what to look out for and how to measure agile in a repeatable and scalable way.

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Agile IQ: What we’ve learned about agile delivery from 500+ teams

What top behaviours drive organisations to higher performance, lower costs, and reduced delivery risk? To understand agile delivery metrics, ZXM took a science-based approach to the statistical analysis of its Agile IQ® data on delivery effectiveness, cost reduction, risk and how it relates to agile capability maturity.

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Avoiding the Scrumban trap

Should you use agile for everything? Surely not! Waterfall is useful, but the question of agile or not agile doesn’t really apply to the work. It applies to the team.

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Groupthink: the bane of high performing Agile Teams

What makes an agile team great and why? After coaching a number of teams in Scrum, we’ve now seen a number that, after a some months now, could be considered high performers. Some of these go bad and reject any external criticism regardless of how accurate that might be. Why do these teams go bad? Groupthink might have the answer.

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Scrum has changed! What’s out? What’s new?

The last Scrum Guide was published in 2017. In 2020, what does the Scrum Guide now reinforce as “best practice” for its framework? Scrum in non-software environments – including medicine, HR, and finance, as well as in service delivery – is now its focus.

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How do I run a Retrospective?

The Retrospective is one of five events in Scrum. It’s purpose is to inspect the whole Scrum Team from the perspective of people, process and tools, and then adapt the way the whole team works (including the Product Owner).

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