Top 8 plays for agile IT teams
These plays include classic agile ceremonies, plus a few new tricks to keep up your sleeve.
If your IT team is new to agile, standups are the place to start. This 10-minute daily meeting builds trust across the team (and your communication muscle) as you share updates on progress and surface blockers.
This classic agile ritual creates a safe space for a candid discussion of what's working and what's not. Retrospectives can take many forms. Try some of our variations, and iterate on the format until you find one that works for your team.
Prioritize, as a Team
This twist on the standard backlog grooming method will help your IT team agree on priorities, and define where it's ok to delay or drop tasks. Most importantly, you'll prioritize your work collaboratively as a team.
Delivering customer value is a whole lot easier when you understand their needs. And there's no substitute for going straight to the source. Use our templates and sample questions to get the information you need.
IT Project Poster
Your project poster is a living document that speaks to your project's strategic fit, value to your customers, risks, the assumptions you need to validate, and proposed solution. From here, you can easily break the project down into epics, stories, and sprints.
IT Project Kick-off
Don't hold a kick-off meeting that could've just been an email. Use this play to build an agenda focused on making decisions and building a shared understanding of the project (and each team member's role).
As an IT team, you're always balancing work on special projects with the queue-based work that never seems to go away. Our agile approach to capacity planning takes the guess-work out of defining your team's workload.
What if you could actually prevent bottlenecks instead of just fixing them? Dependency mapping is critical for delivering on your commitments each sprint and keeping your velocity high.
Service Team Health Monitor
Use the Health Monitor to self-assess against eight attributes common amongst high-performing teams, then track your progress over time.
Gather your IT team for an honest discussion about how you're working together.
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