Hi Brad, I heard a term the other day and am not quite sure what its referring to. What the heck is a Team Sponsor and what role do they play on an Agile team? A Team Sponsor is a term I first heard at a soft skills work shop on team leadership. In that… To read more click here.
Hi Brad, My project manager tells me we need to define goals for our project. Why do we need to define goals for the project and what the heck is a SMART Goal? Defining good goals are not only important for a project but also for your own career development; you should be setting goals… To read more click here.
Hi Brad, I’ve just been invited to something called a planning poker meeting; what the heck is that? Planning Poker is an activity that a team does to generate estimates for the activities that need to be accomplished by the team to satisfy the goals of the project. The estimates generated during Planning Poker are… To read more click here.
Hey Brad I’m the Team Leader for a new project and I’m trying to explain the goal of the project to the entire team but I’m not sure if all members of the team have interpreted the goal in the same way. How the heck do I figure out if I’ve explained the project goal… To read more click here.
Hey Brad, my boss keeps talking about the “Team” but other departments in my organization call themselves a “Work Group”; what the heck is the difference? Whenever you have a large amount of work to do where you need multiple people to do it you need to group and organize that collection of people so… To read more click here.
Hey Brad my project manager keeps calling me a pig should I be offended? What the heck do they mean when they talk about Pigs and Chickens? No you shouldn’t be offended :-), they are actually saying you have high value in your project; you have skin in the game as it were. The term… To read more click here.
Hey Brad I’ve been assigned to a new team which is about to start a new project and have been invited to something called a Launch Meeting; what the heck is that? A Launch or Kick-Off Meeting is the first meeting you should have when forming a new team to start a new project. The… To read more click here.
Hey Brad I just migrated to a different project and as such am joining a new team. This new project has already been started before I joined and I’ve noticed that this team does things differently then my old team; Which is causing some loop backs because I’m not aware of what this team does… To read more click here.