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Value Stream Mapping

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by Luis Goncalves What can you expect out of this exercise Although value stream mapping is often associated with manufacturing, it is also used in logistics and supply chain management, service related industries, healthcare, software development, product development, and administrative …

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Team Assessment Survey

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by Luis Goncalves Team Assessment Survey is a great tool for a retrospective. This tool comes from a SAFe framework established by Dean Leffingwell. You can find the original assessment here. The exercise demonstrated in this blog post is an adaptation …

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High Performance Tree

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by Luis Goncalves Luis Goncalves shares this exercise in his book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives  a book written by him and Ben Linders with the foreword from Esther Derby. The book can be downloaded by free in LeanPub.com or InfoQ.com, …

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Sailboat

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Sailboat is a tool for agile retrospective exercise. This exercise allows a team to think about their own objectives, impediments, risks, and good practices, in a simple piece of paper. This technique acknowledge both positive and negative things performed by …