Agile Melodies Part IV: Follow the Rhythm of Your Teammates

A Little Impromptu Music Jazz musicians who have never played together before are able to seamlessly create because of the genre’s universal set of rules and norms. Take a saxophonist from New York, a pianist from Tokyo, a bassist from Paris, and a drummer from Rio. If you call jazz standard (“Round Midnight, E-flat”),

By | 2017-04-06T21:15:01+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Categories: Agile Project Management, Management|Tags: , , |

Agile Melodies — Part III: Knowing Your Genre

Have you ever been on a project where no one seems to know what’s going on? Your team followed the Scrum process by the book and delegated tasks—and still, no one seems to know what to do next. In the previous installment of this

Learn to Scrum like an All-Star Football Team [Video]

What does a scrum team have in common with a football team? Many things. Among them: both require individuals working in increments to gain a touchdown by leveraging diverse skill sets and cross-functional roles. Learn more about how we create award-winning scrum teams in this week’s MetroStar Minute (episode #3), where we cover the

By | 2016-12-28T20:49:51+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Categories: Agile Scrum, Management|Tags: , , |

Agile Melodies – Part II: No, You Can’t Do Whatever You Want

In the first post of this series, we discussed how a “traditional” symphony orchestra fell apart when asked to deviate from the original score, while an “agile” jazz combo followed right along as a saxophonist continued on his improvised solo for extra bars. I gravitated away from grade school band class and towards jazz

By | 2017-04-26T13:50:07+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Categories: Agile Project Management, Management|Tags: , , |