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Episode 15: Agile Teams and Escaping Velocity with Doc Norton and Claire Podulka

July 12th, 2017  •  44 mins 35 secs  •  Download (41 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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How can you tell whether an agile software team is successful? Many teams use a single measure: velocity. Doc Norton, author of Escape Velocity, and Claire Podulka join the show to discuss why velocity is not a useful measure: it doesn't explain the problems with an unsuccessful team, and successful teams probably don't need it. We discuss the problems with velocity, what to use instead, and get on soapboxes for our least favorite agile anti-patterns.