Agile Insights: User Stories and Sizing – Real-World Tales

  • Story 1: The Power of User Stories
  • Story 2: Shifting Focus to Customer Needs
  • Story 3: To Size or Not to Size

This animated whistlestop tour of Agile and Lean starts in 1913 with Henry Ford’s first assembley line. It then moves to Toyota and how they gave birth to the Toyota Production System (TPS). It looks at the values and principles of TPS before moving onto the practices that underpin this system. It shows how TPS went global and morphed into the Lean that we know today. And finally, we look at how Agile grew as the challenges people were facing evolved and became more complex!

In this video,  I explore the sensitive and often misunderstood topic of receiving feedback in the workplace. Feedback is an integral part of professional growth and development, yet it can be a source of anxiety and discomfort for many. This video addresses the various reasons why feedback can be challenging to accept and offers strategies for turning feedback into a constructive, growth-focused experience.

In this insightful video, I delve into the complexities and nuances of giving feedback in the workplace. Feedback is a powerful tool for motivation and growth, yet it’s often mishandled or misunderstood. Join me as I explore the skills necessary for providing effective feedback for personal and professional development.

Scrum describes a term, the Definition of Done. This term is really a view shared by all, on what done means. In this video we explain the term Definition of Done alongside some examples of what your Definitions of Done could be.

Ever wondered why some folks make decisions fast while others mull over them? In this quick 40-second video, I share a simple ‘Would You Rather’ icebreaker and its surprising reveal about how we handle ambiguity. It’s a real eye-opener into what motivates us at work. Check it out, and don’t forget to hit like and subscribe for more straightforward, real-world insights into workplace dynamics!

This YouTube video delves into the concept of empiricism within the Scrum framework. It expounds on how Agile teams utilise empiricism – the practice of making decisions based on observed realities – to improve project outcomes. The video illuminates how the three pillars of empiricism, namely transparency, inspection, and adaptation, contribute to the dynamic and iterative nature of Scrum. It underscores the importance of empirical processes in facilitating continuous learning and adjustments, thus driving success in unpredictable and complex environments.