Tag: Scrum


Ways To Recognize The Agile Team Is Out Of Sync Or Are You A Candidate For Agile Therapy? Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Sometimes things on an Agile team will go bad and no one can really say why. The results are not now what they once were. The code does not work. People are not getting along and deadlines are being missed. What are some of the common reasons for these types of shortcomings and what can be done about them? Lack of leadership training. Practices will...

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Is Agile just another fad that will go the way of quality circles and managing for results? Business / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Is this just another fad? Ryn Melberg Gives Guidance On How To Overcome Objections To Agile On her weekly podcast, Ryn Melberg cites several objections to Agile practices, what the causes of those complaints can be and how to best handle them. The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg can be heard on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/objections-and-struggles-to-and-with-agile-practices) iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/objections-struggles-to-agile/id977764101?i=362427338&mt=2) or on her web site at www.rynmelberg.com. Is Agile...

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Sometimes overcoming the objections of the world to Agile transformations seems like rolling the rock up the mountain. Business / The Guardian Podcast

Nothing is perfect. There are no perfect solutions to anything and no solver bullets. We have all heard these expressions hundreds of times. The same thing can be said of Agile, Scrum, Scaled Agile or any of the many Agile inspired methods of organizing projects. So this week on The Guardian Podcast, we lean in and find out the objections to Agile from the philosophical...

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Epics in Agile are not on the same level as Moses or even Charleton Heston, but they are big. Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Epics. When some people hear the word ‘epic’ they think about great works of literature or movies like ‘The Ten Commandments’. They seldom think about software project management, which is what Ryn Melberg (www.rynmelberg.com) takes on this week on her podcast, The Guardian. The Guardian podcast can be heard on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/epics-in-agile) iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epics-in-agile/id977764101?i=361733748&mt=2) and her web site at www.rynmelberg.com. As the name describes, Epics...

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Epics in Agile are the key to doing great things! Business / The Guardian Podcast

This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, the topic is Epics in Agile and Scrum. Ryn covers the things that distinguish an Epic from a Theme or even a bunch of User Stories and describes the best ways to leverage these really big if not just downright grandiose parts of the Agile and Scrum process. According to “Agile For Dummies”, an epic captures a large...

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Best Practice For Writing Features In Agile Project Management Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Just knowing what a ‘feature’ is for Agile project management devotees is a chore and one of the many things about them that Ryn Melberg helps to clarify on her weekly podcast. To hear The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, visit her website at www.rynmelberg.com. The program can also be heard on Soundcloud and iTunes. What Is A Feature? What seems like such a simple...

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Writing Agile Features Best Practices Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Writing Agile Features Best Practices This week on The Guardian Podcast, Ryn Melberg helps Agile/Scrum/SAFe users define what a feature really is. There is a lot of confusion and misuse of the term. Ryn describes how using the term consistently will help prevent misunderstandings and reduce wasted time explaining and then re-explaining what was intended. Ryn helps listeners answer these questions: What is a feature...

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Apps White Boards Red Yarn Excel Agile Productivity Tools Review On The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Ryn “The Guardian” Melberg starts her 2016 podcast with a review of a few of the tools that Agile enthusiasts use to increase their effectiveness. There are literally hundreds of programs and apps dedicated to the refinement of the Agile methods for software production and project management. Agile methods are characterized by work done in small teams, divided into short delivery schedules with frequent review, reassessment,...

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Agile Tools Review Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, Agile and tools for managing and tracking are the topic. Among others, Ryn reviews: Atlassian, Jira, Leankit, Rally Platform for Agile Lifecycle, Excel, Version One, Agile Craft and Planbox. Each has its advantages and things that are also less desirable. Listen to hear Ryn’s candid assessment.


Getting To Know Ryn The Guardian Melberg Better Business / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Getting To Know Ryn The Guardian Melberg Better. For all of the important things we have talked about here on the podcast, we have not discussed one really important thing and that is Ryn! Ryn, we hardly know you! So this week on the podcast we will get to know Ryn Melberg a little better. Some of the questions Ryn will help answer this week...

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