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Succeeding with OKRs in Agile
How to Create & Deliver Objectives & Key Results for Teams
Length: 6 hrs
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Does your agile team get lead astray by burning fires? Do you struggle to keep your agile team focused? Do you feel the need for more than just doing the top of the backlog every two weeks? Are you using, or want to use, OKRs with an agile team? Then, this is the book for you. Acclaimed author Allan Kelly has written a short guide to OKRs, writing them, organizing to deliver, and the pitfalls.
A young shepherd wanted excitement, so he ran through his town shouting, "A wolf is attacking my sheep". Instantly, people rushed out to capture the wolf, but there was no wolf. However, the next day, when a wolf did attack his sheep, no one came to help.
“How do I make my user stories smaller?” “What is the right size for a user story?” “What is the difference between an Epic and a Story? And where do Tasks and Sub-Tasks fit in?” Allan Kelly found himself answering these questions, and similar ones, again and again so...he sat down to write the answers and this book was born.
Xanpan is...a cross between XP and Kanban...is an example of a roll-your-own method...is distilled from Allan Kelly’s own experiences running development teams and then helping multiple teams adopt Agile working methods and practices. Xanpan draws ideas from Kanban and Lean, XP and Scrum, product management and business analysis, and many other places. Allan tells the Xanpan story through a series of boards which tell the story of different teams.
Projects fail. Some say 40 percent of all IT projects fail, some say 70 percent. And it has been that way for years. Each project fails for its own reasons but they all share one thing in common: the project model. Could it be the project model itself which creates failure? In this tour de force Allan Kelly explains why the project model is a poor fit for managing software development.
This is the heroic story of America's fight for freedom from King George of England, including the military genius, the unbeatable spirit, and rugged leadership of George Washington, the hero who made it all happen.
Here is the dramatic story of Esther, the young Jewish bride of the king of ancient Persia, now called Iran. Esther had heard that the king's wicked minister, Haman, was plotting to kill her people. She exposed Haman to the king, and Haman was hanged in the city square.
The Life & Times of George Washington (Part 2) - After being defeated at Germantown and Brandywine, Pa., George Washington and his army of 11,000 men spent the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge. More then 3,000 men died there of extreme cold, hunger and sickness. What kept them going? George Washington's leadership, Baron Von Steubin's training, and the news that general Burgoyne's Red Coats had been licked at Saratoga.
Of his 12 sons, the mighty Jacob loved his 11th, Joseph, most of all...which made the 10 other sons dislike, even hate, Joseph...especially after Jacob had made a beautiful coat of many colors for Joseph. So the brothers secretly sold Joseph to merchants heading for Egypt. However, years later, Joseph saved his brothers from a devastating drought, where they founded the nation of Israel.
A rich man once gave three of his servants gold coins called talents, so they could go out and set up a business of their own. One servant bought a loom to make beautiful fabrics, and he did very well.
Here's the story of how a greedy king loved gold so much that he wished everything he touched would turn into gold. When his wish was granted, he embraced his golden-haired daughter, and she became a gold statue.
An inspiring story: how a little duckling, who was born ugly and was badly treated by all the other ducks in the barnyard, suffered through a long cold winter - but then emerged as a beautiful swan come spring.
The fascinating tale of how God told Jonah to go warn the people of the ancient city of Niniveh to change their evil ways or face destruction. At first, Jonah refused to go, but changed his mind after being swallowed by a monster fish.
The fascinating story of two sisters. One sister, by helping a mysterious old lady at a fountain, was given the power to spout a diamond out her mouth. The other sister, who never helped anyone, could spout only a toad.