Category Archives: Agile Velocity

Using Velocity to Make Smarter Management Decisions

On agile projects, we use a team’s historical velocity to help us plan for how much work they can get done in upcoming iterations. Velocity is the rate at which a team is able to deliver software in a period … Continue reading

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Making Daily Scrum Meetings Really Effective & Efficient (Part 1 of 5)

The Agile Scrum Framework is based on empirical process control. It requires transparency of the process and work product, and an ability to inspect so the team can adapt to achieve their goals.  An important element of this empirical process … Continue reading

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Estimation in an Agile Organization – A Barometer of Dysfunction?

Estimation in agile organizations still seems to be a pretty hot topic.  I was reading a recent post by Mike Cohn on his blog about it.  Mike states: “Because I’m so interested in estimating and planning, I always take notice … Continue reading

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Velocity in the Enterprise, Part 2

One of the advantages of using a software solution for tracking team velocity is that it is pretty easy to roll the data up.  The idea is that you have lots of individual teams that all contribute completed features to … Continue reading

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Velocity in the Enterprise, Part 1

Today I thought we could take another look at team level velocity and project velocity.  More specifically… I want to explore a bit where velocity works and where it doesn’t.  I’ve talked quite a lot over the past year about … Continue reading

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Stability first… then speed!

So many folks want to flip a switch and magically become agile.  They want all the benefits without any of the hard work that comes along with really transforming the organization.  People think that just because they read a book… … Continue reading

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Noodling on Kanban… Part Three

Earlier today we noodled on the secret sauce… maybe even THE most important value add… of implementing a Kanban system.  Kanban gives us a very visual way of identifying and elevating the constraints in our system.  The ONLY way to … Continue reading

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Comparing Agile Value and Velocity

Is there a difference between the value an agile team delivers and their velocity? Said another way… if I increase the velocity of the team… aren’t I getting more value from them over time? Like so many things we talk … Continue reading

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