Learn how to encourage generalization and self-organization to keep morale high on your agile team.
- I'm a huge multitasker.…I read through the mail while cooking dinner…and talking to my family.…I'm sure you're the same way.…We all are to a certain degree.…It's the nature of our fast-paced, multidimensional world.…On agile teams, we realize that multitasking…is really inefficient.…You should do one thing at a time until it's done,…then move on to the next thing.…But there's a big caveat to this on agile teams.…The idea is that each team member…should be able to play more than one role,…but not at the same time.…
Let's work through this in a little more detail.…For an ATM project, we need a business analyst…who helps the PO quantify what our stakeholders need.…Then we have a UI designer who figures out…the most efficient and user-friendly screen design…for our ATM.…We need someone to write the code…that meets the business needs and the UI design specs…and finally, another person needs to perform…all of the system testing.…Can you have one person that's an expert…in each of these functions?…Yes, of course you can.…
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- Agile principles and the agile mindset
- Defining valuable deliverables
- Engaging your stakeholders
- Collaborating across stakeholders
- Planning agile projects
- Troubleshooting projects
- Continuous improvement