Partnering ensures your Agile culture is optimized for executing your strategy

Partnering ensures your Agile culture is optimized for executing your strategy

Embrace Agile so your organization can thrive in a flexible, collaborative, and fast-changing environment.

Agile Optimization

The spirit of optimization and continuous improvement applies to every component of organization's Agile culture

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You need Lean business processes, Agile teams, and the ability to deliver the features and experiences that users and customers need with excellent quality.

Your organization has already adopted Agile or Scrum, but something just isn’t ‘right’.  Are you experiencing similar issues as: 

  • Your teams are sprinting, but you’re not realizing the business objectives as expected. 
  • End-to-end demos aren’t consistently showing value. 
  • Some teams aren’t communicating with others as expected. 
  • Upstream and downstream dependent teams are blocked. 
  • Recent business changes or events are causing disruptions or bottlenecks to product development flow. 
  • Introducing new product owners and teams since you first adopted is causing bottlenecks 
  • Your company acquired a new product, company, or team and is not sure where to turn 

Let NorthStar Solutions Group assist you in getting your ‘train back on the tracks’.  We can come in, run a 1-2 assessment of your current state, identify some areas of improvement, coach up new team members, and help your team retrospect on what’s working well and what needs improvement. 

Agile optimization engagements are typically simpler and require less time to implement than a transformation.  In most cases, your firm just needs a refresher course on why you went Agile, how to get the most out of Agile, and how to get more out of your retrospectives.

 

Aug 20, 2020

Agile Story Point Estimation Techniques

Are your team's estimates missing the goal?  When applying an #Agile mindset, are you underestimating the complexity of the entire story?

Consider using the C.U.R.E. technique for solving underestimation issues. It stands for:

  • Complexity
  • Unknowns
  • Risks
  • Effort

Imagine your stories have 4 quadrants of estimation.  Estimating only the Effort quadrant will land you in a tough situation, if you don't also consider the Complexity, Unknowns, and Risks upfront.

Instead, estimate all 4 quadrants at the beginning of the story to account for the reality of delivering the solution end to end.

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