Agile Retro Games: Quiz Time with Kahoot

Need a platform to host and play your trivia games? Try Kahoot! Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that brings engagement and fun at school, at work, and at home. My kid’s teacher uses this in their online class. It is very easy to use for energizer breaks during retrospective or team-building activities, meetings orContinue reading “Agile Retro Games: Quiz Time with Kahoot”

Retro Games: Chain Reaction

For today’s retro (Agile Retrospective) game, we will play Chain Reaction. A chain reaction is a word chain of at least 7 words. A word chain is formed when the previous word connects with the adjacent word making a compound word (paired words) or connected words that make sense or recognized. Below is an imageContinue reading “Retro Games: Chain Reaction”

Best Practices: Sprint Review

Are you getting enough value from your sprint reviews? Here are the best practices I share to Developers and POs Purpose of Sprint Review Inspect the outcome of the Sprint and determine future adaptations Inspect the sprint and value delivered Adapt the backlog and the release plans Show progress toward the Product Goal Share theContinue reading “Best Practices: Sprint Review”

Bayanihan: Building Self-Organizing Pinoy Team

The essence of Agile Methodology is the Agile Team. Agile Teams are flexible, cross functional, self-managing, and self-organizing. When introducing Agile concepts to development teams, I am often asked: how can our team be self-organizing? Our custom of Bayanihan proves that Filipinos are capable of self-organizing. Bayanihan refers to the spirit of communal unity, workContinue reading “Bayanihan: Building Self-Organizing Pinoy Team”

Everything about Sprint Length

While conducting training on Scrum to my colleagues, who are transitioning from waterfall development, there were several questions about Sprint Length. Here are all I know about Sprint Length: 1. A Sprint is not more than 1 calendar month Limit risk to 1 calendar month cost. Measurement is preferred to be in weeks over calendarContinue reading “Everything about Sprint Length”