5L Retrospective Technique

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Looking for a new retrospective technique to try with the team this sprint? There’s a common Agile retrospective pattern called the 4 L’s, which was made popular by ebg consulting. If you want to read the original version, check out this link 4 L’s The original technique focuses on four words starting with the letter L, hence the 4 L’s….

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Return to the Agile Principles

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Most teams practicing Agile can spell out the Agile Manifesto’s four main tenants, they are: Individuals and interactions over Processes and tools Working software over Comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over Contract negotiation Responding to change over Following a plan However, it’s important to focus on these but not lose focus on the twelve guiding principles of Agile. Our highest priority…

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Estimating Tasks with T-shirt Sizes

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The Fibonacci sequence and the Mountain Goat modified sequence for Planning Poker (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 40) are great intervals for Story Point estimation. It’s a great interval for determining the relativity of one backlog item (or user story) to another backlog item. However, these two intervals are cumbersome when it comes to estimating the time it…

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