The Impediments Cup is an agile retrospective technique for identifying impediments and deciding which one to focus on. (Impediments cup is halfway down the linked page on the left side under “Decide What To Do”)
The really neat thing about this technique is that you can use it effectively:
- With distributed teams
- To draw quiet team members into the discussion
- As a team building exercise
- To improve on the emotional intelligence of your team
Read on for how to do it…
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Have you ever heard a developer say, “Agile has too many meetings!”
In my years as an agile developer, development manager and agile coach, this is the top complaint I hear from developers when their team “goes agile.” This complaint demonstrates a lack of engagement or lack of support for the team’s agile transformation. What techniques do we normally use to address this and why don’t they work?
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I had the opportunity to attend and present at TriAgile 2016. It was my third time attending and my second time presenting.
Details of my presentation are here.
As always it was great to be among so many thought-provoking speakers and engaged attendees. I think there were around 650 attendees, which was a new record for the conference.
One of the things I love about this conference (and Southern Fried Agile) is the affordability. Advance tickets are around $100 which makes it easy to self-fund your way to the conference. Or if your company is paying, they can send a lot of people for very little money. These conferences provide an exceptional cost-to-value ratio.
Here are my highlights…
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