MoFo Heartbeats

An open, shared schedule

MoFo Heartbeats

Goals:

  • Synchronize resource planning
  • Synchronize communications
  • Get in a rythm

Introspection

The Team:

Where are we at? - The walkthrough

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Planning

Team Manager and Product Manager:

  • Create a theme and user stories for the Heartbeat
  • Create milestone(s)
  • Set scope for Heartbeat ("Next" tag)
  • Chores (the "Fire Pit")
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Team Heartbeat Planning

The Team:

  • Retrospection
  • Alignment
  • Aspiration
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Team Retrospection

  • What did we do in the last heartbeat?
  • What didn't we get done?
  • What changes do we need to make?
  • Are those things still important?
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Team Aspiration

  • Discuss the theme/User Stories
  • Understand how the theme fits for overall goals
  • Vote on issues in scope for this Heartbeat (Hot or Not)

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Perspiration

Heads-down work

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Check-in

At the mid-point:

  • See how we are doing closing issues
  • Assign a blog post for the Friday
  • Commit to Demos
  • Adjust task commitments
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Perspiration

Heads-down work

Introspection Meeting:30 mins
Heartbeat Planning:1 hour
Check-in:1 hour
Demos:1 hour
Total:2:15/week
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Communication

  • Friday Demo!
  • Blog post (this is usually published on the Monday)
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Rinse and Repeat

Just as important as repeating, is a good rinse.

  • Hit publish on the blog posts
  • Admin tasks
  • Tie off loose ends
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