Pre-Mortems: Think you’re ready to ship….

…What could possibly go wrong? Here’s an idea: conduct a “pre-mortem” to prepare. The gist of the activity is to consider all that could possibly “go wrong.” Then the conversation switches to a mitigation and action plan. (Maybe the team even does a pre-mortem activity at Lift-Off or at Sprint 0?)

Introverts and Extroverts: Letting them both shine

I heard a good joke not too long ago: How do you tell the difference between introverted and extroverted engineers? The extroverts stare at YOUR shoes! Joking aside, we all work with both introverts and extroverts in our organizations and on our development teams. Creating an environment that helps both types shine …