Are Stretch Goals OK?
With Tim Wise

WRITTEN BY Dave Prior

In this week’s SoundNotes, Tim Wise joins Dave Prior for a short conversation about Stretch Goals. Even if this is a topic you have a strong opinion about, this podcast has valuable information for you. Before the end the discussion, Tim offers up a version of stretch goals that is positive and healthy for a team.

SHOW NOTES

  • 02:35 Podcast Begins
  • 02:44 Topic Intro: Stretch Goals
  • 03:20 Tim’s initial thoughts on Stretch Goals at Team and Portfolio Level
  • 06:08 Technical Debt
  • 06:39 The difference between stretch goals and having a well groomed backlog full of “sprint ready” items
  • 08:40 The lazy queue
  • 09:13 Dave’s thoughts on Stretch Goals
  • 10:31 A story of stretch goals gone wrong
  • 11:30 The Stretch Goal Paradox explained
  • 12:40 The negative Scrum team is not a knife you want to sharpen
  • 13:12 Slack Resources and planning for personal slack which will be used for personal growth
  • 17:38 Planning Healthy Stretch Goals to invest in giving the team more flexibility.
  • 18:22 It’s not  always about points.
  • 21:00 Atlanta Scrum User Group update

HBR ARTICLE

The Stretch Goal Paradox
https://hbr.org/2017/01/the-stretch-goal-paradox

Atlanta Scrum User Group

https://www.meetup.com/agile-38/

CONTACTING TIM

LeadingAgile http://www.leadingagile.com/guides/tim-wise/
WiseAgile http://www.wiseagile.com
Tim on Twitter https://twitter.com/timswise
Tim on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwise

CONTACTING DAVE

LeadingAgile: http://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/
Email: dave.prior@leadingagile.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/mrsungo
Personal Blog: http://drunkenpm.net

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FEEDBACK/QUESTIONS

If you have comments on the podcast, or have questions for the LeadingAgile coaches that you’d like to have addressed in a future episode of LeadingAgile’s SoundNotes, you can reach Dave at dave.prior@leadingagile.com

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