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Agile
Beth Outz

Whip Your Backlog Into Shape

Whip Your Backlog Into Shape Remember the band Devo and those red hats they wore during the music video for “Whip It?” Me too. Devo and those red hats came to mind recently while I was preparing to deliver a Scrum training. It was Saturday night, and

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Agile
Beth Outz

Iterative Retrospective Experimentation

Iterative Retrospective Experimentation I really enjoy experimentation at work, and I get a lot of value out of it. I think it’s a great way to unleash creativity, try out new ideas, continuously improve, have fun, and see what works and what doesn’t work. One

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Agile
Beth Outz

Key Agile Metrics

Key Agile Metrics Could your Agile metrics use some attention? Don’t let this critical step fall to the wayside. Brush up on the metrics you’re tracking and see if they could use some fine-tuning!   Download our Key Agile Metrics infographic.

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Agile
Beth Outz

Teamification: Agile Team Self-Selection

Teamification: Agile Team Self-Selection Earlier this year, while consulting as an Agile Coach, I was involved with an interesting experiment. The experiment asked individuals to self-select into software development teams. Team members would be allowed to choose what products they worked on and who they

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Culture
Beth Outz

Project Brilliant Learning Culture

Project Brilliant Learning Culture There is a saying that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” This is meant to highlight the importance of culture, and it couldn’t be closer to the truth. Culture is how an organization behaves, what it tolerates and what it celebrates. Culture

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Agile
Beth Outz

Effectiveness Over Efficiency

Effective Over Efficiency Effectiveness Over Efficiency During a recent training session, I was helping a team brainstorm some ways to improve their team working agreements. One topic that came up was efficiency. This led to an engaging discussion about effectiveness versus efficiency—and what it really

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