How many times have you heard this in your organization?
“We need more people!”
“We need to scale!”,
“It’s time to scale”,
“How do we scale?”
If you are on a management team, you might hear these statements in clandestine executive strategic meetings, or at your company Town Hall where senior executives sprout tales of expansion / growing bigger.. Sometimes it feels like a celebration, (“Yes! We are scaling”). Other times it feels like an ominous thread, (“Oh no! We better scale…”)
Very few times do we really understand how we’ll do it, or even, why we should ‘scale’. In this article, I will share how to scale your organization using agile methodology, to meet business objectives, stay competitive and deliver with quality. I will also share why slapping a bunch of people on a problem, thinking that more people provides more results, could make things worse. Scaling teams require a strong base. You cannot scale on a weak foundation and it starts at the core of the wannabe ‘high-performing’ agile team.
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Why do we need acceptance criteria?
Having acceptance criteria is critical for the success of the story to complete, and quite frankly, for the success of a high performing scrum team. The team must be responsible for their own definition of Done of a sprint.
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Agile Ninja, Gilli Aliotti, leads agile coaches, scrummasters, scrum product owners, tech disrupters and lean startup entrepreneurs to become “agile warriors” in their careers and lead their teams through rockstar agile transformation. All articles are © Copyright of the Author and this site www.theagilewarrior.com and cannot be reprinted or distributed without permission. If you would like to re-post these articles, please contact us. Or you can tap the social share buttons to share these blogs, with links intact, to your network.