Keep your projects humming with these tools geared for teams committed to agile practices and workflows
"Much has changed since the Agile Manifesto first appeared. At the time, programmers were revolting against the tyranny of the specs document and the rigid, lock-step organization of work. Let us be free, they said, and we can work faster and more productively. But that also meant constant reorganization and a lot of Post-it notes and bulletin boards and scraps of paper and arrows pointing everywhere..."
If you're not doing IT post-mortems, you're missing the chance to learn from your experiences and improve. Here's how to make these debriefings useful
"Post-mortem. After-action review. Debrief. Retrospective. Whatever term you use to describe it, taking the time to go over what worked on a project and what did not can often be invaluable.
'They enable project managers, teams, and organizations to evaluate and learn from past experiences,' says Susanne Madsen, project leadership coach and author of The Power of Project Leadership. 'A big part of maturing as an organization is understanding what we are doing well and where we could improve. How many of our projects are successes? How many fail, and how do we measure that?'..."