Entries by Giora Morein

Agile QuickTip: Kick off your Team with a Retrospective

Kick off your Team with a Retrospective Starting your scrum team off the right way can be the difference between success and failure. Here’s a great idea to set them up for success, by starting by looking back – with a retrospective. Everyone has their own way of kicking off a scrum team. Some Scrum […]

Agile QuickTip: Estimation a drag? Get the whole team involved.

Estimation a drag? Get the whole team involved. While it might seem counter-intuitive, getting your entire team involved in the estimation process will end up providing more clarity, and actually improve your plans overall. Let’s just admit it. Estimating stories or other backlog items is not fun. A lot of times it can even become […]

It’s Official – Women Are Killing it in Agile!

The ScrumMaster trends report 2019 showed that women in the ScrumMaster role are taking home a higher salary than their male counterparts. Those with training and certification were doing even better than those without. Here at ThinkLouder, we’ve seen that women are eager and excited to get the ScrumMaster certification under their belts. In fact, […]

Agile QuickTip: Yellow and Red Cards!

Here’s how introducing yellow and red meeting cards can help you focus your teams meetings, and stop them getting taken off track. We’ve all been there when a meeting loses focus. Sometimes participants get too far in the weeds, sometimes they start talking about things that aren’t relevant, or maybe start talking about redundant things […]

Agile Quicktip: Use Defect Thresholds to Help Product Quality

Use Defect Thresholds to Help Product Quality Most scrum teams have backlogs that contain more than just user stories and new product features. Oftentimes, they contain bugs and defects that have been reported by customers or users or even by the team itself. These aren’t always handled right away. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, […]

Agile QuickTip: Using Multiple Choice Estimates

Agile QuickTip: Using Multiple Choice Estimates If you ever find that estimating tasks during sprint planning is painful and argumentative then multiple choice estimates might really help with your team’s planning. Most scrum teams follow a similar path during sprint planning. Team members will break user stories or backlog items down into individual implementation tasks […]