In my January post about planning for 2018 with user stories, I shared three of my epics for the year, related to my work as coordinator of our Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) program, faculty leader of the Design Thinking Studio in Social Innovation, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning researcher and writer. Below is … Continue reading Spring 2018 Scrum Review of Professional Goals
At the end of 2017, I shared with you my own year-end retrospective, a review of my process for accomplishing goals in 2017. And now that it’s midterm for most of us, I thought I’d revisit the retro meeting as a way to do a process review of your activities and even those of your … Continue reading The Value of the Retrospective
What is your definition of done? Seems like a weird question, but think about it. When is a research project ever really done? When you submit an article? When you become interested in something else? When the funding runs out? What if the article is rejected or earns a revise and resubmit? Did that new … Continue reading The Definition of Done
I’m excited to have had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Katie Linder on the Oregon State University E-Campus’s Research in Action podcast recently. Learn all about Agile Faculty as an approach to faculty work as Katie and I talk about the relationship between Agile and Scrum, how to use backlogs and sprints, and the … Continue reading Agile Faculty on Research in Action Podcast
A Scrum board is a simple way of visualizing the work you want to do, are currently doing, and have completed. The most basic Scrum boards have only three columns – Backlog (or To Do), Work in Progress (WIP), and Done. Visually, I always make the WIP column narrower than the other two as a … Continue reading What’s a Scrum Board, and How Can You Use One?
Every Thursday, I’ll be briefly reviewing a book that I find to be interesting, engaging, and valuable for Agile Faculty. Because the Agile Faculty mindset values exploration, curiosity, and multidisciplinarity, these resources will come from a variety of different areas that speak to a wide range of interests, including higher education, faculty development, Agile and … Continue reading Book Club: Essential Scrum, by Ken Rubin