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Feedback Early & Often! 3 Questions to Ask to Take Full Advantage of Feedback Loop Opportunities

Agile frameworks are designed to accept and handle change – but you still need feedback to determine what changes will ultimately provide the most value. So, ask your team these three questions to ensure you’re taking full advantage of feedback loops. And no, it’s not just holding Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives.  1. Have You Captured ALL Your Stakeholders? Think about […]

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August 29, 2017

Agile frameworks are designed to accept and handle change – but you still need feedback to determine what changes will ultimately provide the most value. So, ask your team these three questions to ensure you’re taking full advantage of feedback loops. And no, it’s not just holding Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives.

 1. Have You Captured ALL Your Stakeholders?

Think about everyone who has a stake in the outcome. Widen your stakeholder circle to include additional perspectives, and don’t forget to engage with remote stakeholders. Examples include (but are certainly not limited to):

2. Are You Making Use of ALL Feedback Opportunities?

Set expectations for participation early and capture feedback as often as possible – not just at the beginning and end! It’s crucial to keep stakeholders engaged throughout your software development lifecycle (SDLC):

Remember, a production release is the best and truest way to get feedback. Keep cycles short by identifying your minimum marketable feature (MMF) and automating testing and deployment tasks to lower the cost of releasing.

 3. Are you putting your feedback to work?

People will spend more time providing feedback if they know it’s being used. Adjust course at these meetings to ensure feedback doesn’t get lost:

Feedback cycles are nothing new, but to truly take advantage, look for any ways your team can shorten those loops and maximize opportunities for feedback throughout your entire SDLC.

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