Greetings! Today we look at OKRs, scaling teams, product management, testing across a suite of microservices, service discovery with Consul, and all sorts of Agile fun. Enjoy!

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Culture and Leadership

Development and Technology

Ops, Process and Data

Retrospective Activity of the Week

BYOSM - Build your own Scrum Master (#94)

The team assembles the perfect SM & takes different points of view

Draw a Scrum Master on a flipchart with three sections on him/her: brain, heart, stomach.

  • Round 1: 'What properties does your perfect SM display?' 
    Ask them to silently write down one trait per note. Let participants explain their notes and put them on the drawing.
  • Round 2: 'What does the perfect SM have to know about you as a team so that he/she can work with you well?'
  • Round 3: 'How can you support your SM to do a brilliant job?' You can adapt this activity for other roles, e.g. BYOProductOwner.

That's all folks! Have a great week, and remember to pass this on to anyone who might gain from the read.

The Saccade Team