Episodes in the “Look In The Mirror” category

Do We Need Agile Process Frameworks Like Scrum?

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss the need for agile process frameworks.

December 04, 2013


How Praising Effort Incorrectly Negatively Affects Your Culture

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss how blindly praising effort can damage teams. While highlighting the benefits of laziness via automation.

November 06, 2013


Automated Testing, Everything That Can Be Automated, Should Be Automated

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss automated testing and why everything that can be automated, should be automated.

October 23, 2013


Agile Team Standards, Finding the Right Balance for Efficiency vs Innovation

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss agile team standards and the effect they have on efficiency vs innovation.

October 09, 2013


Multiple Commitments and Multitasking in Agile Organizations and Teams

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss the why organizations commit people to multiple projects and why individuals fall for the traps of multitasking in agile.

October 02, 2013


Asking For Help, The Low Cost, High Value Action Your Organization Is Missing

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss the low cost but high value of asking for help.

September 24, 2013


Sprint Failure, How To Use It As A Learning Mechanism

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss what failing a sprint means and how a team should react.

July 10, 2013


High Costs and Negative Value of Pair Programming

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss the harm of hypothesis that pair programming is high cost and negative.

July 03, 2013


Inspiring Personal Growth in Agile Teams

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss what individual growth looks like on a team in an Agile organization.

June 12, 2013


What Makes A Senior Developer On An Agile Team

The Agile Weekly Crew and David Foster discuss what it means to be a senior software developer.

May 28, 2013


Using The Decider Protocol and Presence To Limit Revisiting Decisions

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss why teams revisit decisions and use of the decider protocol.

May 15, 2013


Will Agile Make Us Faster or Better?

The Agile Weekly Crew and Alan Dayley discuss whether Agile is faster.

April 25, 2013


How to Use Agile Metrics to Measure Your Team and Organization's Agility

The Agile Weekly crew discuss how to use agile metrics to measure your team and organization's agility. What it means to "be agile". How the lack of automation and releasing infrequently impact team performance.

March 20, 2013


Allow Storming Teams To Generate Team Culture

The Agile Week Crew discuss team culture, alpha developers and safety in retrospectives.

February 20, 2013


Effective Product Owners, Backlog Grooming And Continuous Delivery

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss product owner availability, delivering value, continuous delivery vs deployment and backlog grooming.

February 13, 2013


Sprint Zero, Working Agreements, Performance Testing and Backlog Grooming

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss sprint zero, working agreements, performance testing and backlog grooming.

January 30, 2013


Benefits Of Shared Space On An Agile Team

The Agile Weekly Crew, Isaac, Deepa and Ryan discuss moving from cubes to team rooms, self-organizing teams and collaboration.

January 23, 2013


Hiring For Agile Teams

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss disrupting Agile teams, hiring and Tuckman's model.

December 12, 2012


One Day Sprints, Promiscuous Pairing and the Checkout Protocol

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss one day sprints, the checkout protocol and promiscuous pairing.

November 28, 2012


Recovering From Lost Motivation On A Team Requires Shared Alignment And Commitment

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss losing motivation, personal alignment and hard work.

November 21, 2012


Implementing Agile with Peg Haustetter

The Agile Weekly Crew and Peg Haustetter discuss Agile adoptions and organizational culture.

October 03, 2012


Estimating Before Planning, Blocked Stories, Research Stories and Spikes

The Agile Weekly Crew discuss spikes, research stories, estimating during planning, blocked stories and failing sprints.

September 26, 2012


Best Practices for Facilitating Multi-Team Retrospectives

Chris Young and Derek Neighbors reflect on the trouble of having many small teams working for the same company on different projects and handling retrospectives. We hope that you give us feed back or start sharing your stories with us.

March 25, 2009