You'll Just Have to Wait for Tuning Up Teams

Read this about “Business Improvement” and weep. Mindboggling, just mindboggling.

Good thing you won’t have to wait too long for Tuning Up Teams. I’ve been reviewing the book for Esther and Diana, and with this book you won’t have to waste time answer some multiple-choice questionnaire and still not have information. They explain how to do short retrospectives (specifically for after each iteration), as well as longer retrospectives (post-release and post-project). I won’t say more yet, because they’re still finishing the editing.

One Reply to “You'll Just Have to Wait for Tuning Up Teams”

  1. I cannot wait to read this book. Using Scrum for the last three years, I see a lot of value in the Scrum feedback framework (daily meetings, sprints). But you are left alone in many areas:
    1- Practicing daily meetings and Sprint review does not automatically lead to self organizing teams. I hope this book will provide insights on this topic.
    There are also many other topics that Scrum does not explicitly cover:
    2- Backlog prioritization. Chosing your sprints content is critical to maximize your developed value. A backlog helps but one could easily loose a strategic vision. Scrum provides focus but if you pick the wrong items, you focus on the wrong directions. I wonder if there is something to learn from Lean Six Sigma. I need to read ‘Software by Numbers’.
    3- Conducting meetings. There is a lot of (short) meetings with Scrum. Maximizing the time for everybody requires practice but also knowing some best practices (like how to get introverted people to participate).
    4- Estimating. Having the team reflects every two weeks on the past Sprint is great but it has its limitations. New ideas need to be injected. The recent book from Mike Cohn about estimating might help (I need to finish it).
    Thierry
    3- Estimating

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