Episode 10 of The Board saw the debut of our cameraman Gavin Coughlan as he took a place at the desk in front of the camera. Gavin and Paul’s topic this time was project kick offs.They discussed how to introduce teams to the concepts of Scrum, doing a definition of ready, a definition of done and a team charter. They also suggested using journey lines in a project kick off to help the team get to know each other.
On episode 8 of The Board Nathan and Kirstin talked about Agile in China and the Scaled Agile Framework. We also covered Agile tooling (Rally) and reviewed Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland’s Software in 30 days.
Rally Dev SAFe Toolkit
Scaled Agile Framework
Book – Software in 30 days
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During episode 7 Paul and Kirstin talked about User Stories: the why, the what and the how. They discussed all things related to User Stories and their journey through Scrum. They also discussed Mike Cohn’s book, Agile Estimating and Planning.
User stories: a beginner’s guide
User stories: a beginner’s guide to acceptance criteria
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Paul Flewelling and Kirstin Donaldson hosted Episode 6 of The Board and they covered:
Scrum teams, what they are, how they work and tips for coaching scrum teams
games we’ve used for team building and for demonstrating Agile principles
encouraging team members to contribute to retrospectives
The Rope game
book review of Gamestorming by James Macanufo
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On episode 5 of The Board we had a new presenter, Paul Flewelling, an Agile Coach at Boost. He joined Kirstin on our Product Owner episode. They discussed:
what makes a good Product Owner
how to engage your Product Owner
pitfalls that can come with the role
recommended blog: Dannorth.net/blog
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the role of Scrum Master – what makes a good Scrum Master?
we referenced Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins
simple solutions to development in Agile teams
metrics in Scrum; use of metrics to support the team, using metrics for release planning
loss of a Product Owner mid sprint
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During our 3rd episode of The Board we talked about:
responding to change over following a plan
the removal of a key team member during a sprint and coaching a team through it
the role of the Product Owner
the inspect and adapt cycle – retrospectives
review of The Power of Scrum
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The Board is streamed live every two weeks, it’s all about Agile. We filmed our first episode, live, 6 months ago, Nathan Donaldson and Kirstin Donaldson volunteered to get in front of the camera and chat for half an hour about everything Agile.
During episode 1 they covered the following topics: