Agile Team Health & Morale Checks

A lot of companies experiment with ways of measuring and visualizing how their teams are doing (KPI’s; ROV’s, NPS, etc.,) looking for areas where there are opportunities for improvement. The general idea being ya can’t improve what ya don’t measure. And without some sort of systemic approach with clear visualization – things …

Understanding Agile Team Metrics: Measure Many Things

Hawthorn, Goodhart and Friedman Walk Into an Agile Team Room – What Happens Next Will Amaze You… Velocity is one of the most commonly used agile team metrics. Teams (and their stakeholders) often focus on “improving velocity” without either a proper consideration for root causes that impact velocity or a …

Agile, The Progress Principle, and a Healthy Inner Work Life

Not too long ago I finished reading a book titled: “The Progress Principle.” The authors’ explored the question: “What really makes people happy, motivated, productive, and creative at work…?” Plot spoiler alert: the title is a dead give away on what makes us and our teams tick: The strongest contributing factors: …