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.
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.
In our second episode of The Board Kirstin and Nathan talk Agile values and review ‘Lean from the Trenches’ by Henrik Kniberk. They also highlight Kane Mar’s blog www.scrumology.com.
We’re interested in your questions on future episodes of The Board, you can join us at The Board every second Thursday – you’ll see our next scheduled date on The Board’s Livestream homepage. Once the episode is live you can use the text chat on Livestream to ask us questions or let us know about interesting Agile approaches you use in your day to day work.
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:
common problems with new Agile Teams
how to coach a Product Owner
how a Team communicates, the value of face to face communications
advice to a new Scrum Master
what the role of a Scrum Master is
agile outside of software development
using Kanban to run business development and management