Posts Written ByAmanda Varella

Better Agile

I have been fortunate to work with different kinds of agile teams that have missions other than software development. Recently I was surprised when I started a coaching role with a non-software team, and discovered they had been running Scrum for eight sprints, each two weeks long. Besides doing non-effective stand-ups and retrospectives, and showcases filled with over-designed slides; no…

Start coaching new teams with STATIK

When you’re coaching a new team, it’s a good idea to begin with a comprehensive understanding of their work. But where – exactly – do you start? In this article, I’ll go through how to apply STATIK to design a Kanban system, step-by-step. I’ll use a real story of a 5-member operations team responsible for supporting delivery teams with configuration…