Motley says: "Reflection is for mirrors" (Scrum Part IV)

Summary   Motley:  Reflection is for mirrors. We just finished a sprint. Why open up old wounds?   Maven: At the end of a sprint, do a demo for stakeholders, customers, and the team. Do a retrospective to reflect on what went well and what requires improvement. Continually improve the team from one sprint to…

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Motley says: "Consulting? I guess your answer from here on out is 'It depends'" (HPT Part 1)

Summary   Motley:  How could a consulting methodology help me? There’s no way – I work in a product company.   Maven: Human Performance Technology (HPT) is an effective consulting methodology that uses a simple process to identify the root cause of human performance issues and build creative solutions to those problems. ______________________________   [Context:…

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Motley says: "Ugh, not again..."

Summary   Motley:  Developers keep making the same mistakes over and over. Can’t they learn?!? Some kind of punishment is in order, like no more free soda!   Maven: Don’t just address the symptom – get to the root cause of a problem. Leverage the “Five Why’s” to find root cause and come up with…

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