Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Communicating progress, part of Agile at Work: Reporting with Agile Charts and Boards.
- Traditional projects are like a submarine.…Most of the work happens below the water line.…And every so often, the project surfaces…and sends a signal to the rest of the world.…These signals usually come in the form of…executive summaries and high level status reports.…These reports took a long time to create.…They're also not needed by the team.…The team was hard at work within the submarine.…They don't need to be updated on their own progress.…When I was a traditional project manager,…I would create two sets of reports.…
One for the team, and one for the stakeholders.…I would work on each set independently.…I updated the internal reports daily.…Then it would translate the same information…into an executive overview.…I spent a good deal of my time communicating…the team's progress in both directions.…I would ask questions for the team,…then I would report answers to waiting executives.…In Agile, the team focuses on working software.…There's much less emphasis on creating documentation.…
This is a key value in the Agile Manifesto.…
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- Explain the purpose of a taskboard and how it can help keep a project on track.
- List the correct order of the swim lanes on a taskboard.
- Name the two types of burndown charts.
- Recognize the problems that occur when a team does not break down epics into stories.
- Identify the three roles in the triangle of responsibility.