Impediments – What’s Getting in the Team’s Way?

Every system – particular a complex one like a cross-functional development team – has constraints. Somewhere along the way from “Ready” to “Done” something impedes productivity and flow, be it drag or turbulence, viscosity, or excessive effort. Some folks call these issue bottlenecks, blockers, setbacks, obstacles, impediments, obstructions or waste. …

Has Your Daily Scrum Become Stale?

Has the team’s daily stand-up lost a bit of freshness? How might you know? See if you can detect any of the following indicators:

No one seems to be listening to anyone else
Someone is giving waaaaaay too much detail
People are just reporting status: “I’ve been doing my job”
Lack of peer accountability
General dearth of energy