Instant Feedback Meeting Artefacts
What are Instant Feedback Meeting Artefacts (IFMAs)? IFMAs are artefacts that help meetings to get instant feedback in meetings from participants. Why would you use IFMAs? All participants should feel responsible for a successful and meaningful meeting; it is not the sole responsibility of the meeting moderator or facilitator. Most reasons why meetings do not […]
A Kanban Team Retrospective Activity
Although Kanban does not prescribe retrospectives (nor any other mandatory meeting) all our Kanban teams are doing retrospectives on a regular basis. As a facilitator of a retrospective you should try to create an awareness of why things went well or not so well and let the team discuss issues that hopefully lead to improvement […]
How to Deal with Results from an Agile Retrospective?
Have you ever heard a team complaining about results of a retrospective not being realized? I have. And it’s important to change something immediately after hearing it. Realizing the agreed improvments from the retrospective is one of the agile principles of the Agile Manifesto: At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more […]
Visualizing Kanban Lead Time
Measuring the lead time is one of the three core means of Kanban (next to Workflow visualization and WIP limitation). But whereas Workflow visualization and WIP limitation are easy to understand for the team, I experienced that nobody really cares about what to do with Measuring the Lead Time. This week I tried a different […]