Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Retrofitting, part of Agile at Work: Reporting with Agile Charts and Boards.
- I once worked for an organization that had a long history…of traditional project management.…They maintained a template library for every report.…It represented decades of work.…It was a gift from previous project managers.…The charter template was so old that it included…an explanation of email.…I remember it said,…"This charter can be redistributed using the newer…"electronic message format."…It was a great resource.…A new project manager could plug in the templates,…and immediately get to work.…
Everybody knew what to use,…and everybody knew what to expect.…But this library ended up being an obstacle for the team.…For traditional project managers, these resources…are tough to abandon.…What often happens is an organization will try…to retrofit the documents to make them more agile.…It's important to avoid retrofitting your documents…to make them more agile.…Instead, create new documents.…If you can, use existing agile charts and reports.…Making this decision itself can be a process.…
But sometimes compromises are necessary.…
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- Communicating progress
- Prioritizing the backlog
- Showing daily progress with a taskboard
- Sizing taskboards
- Creating a burndown chart