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What did we do well?

  • Working in Agile as our first time.
  • Team was open to agile process.
  • Capturing stories (story breakdown)
  • Learned a lot about agile
  • Learned a lot out the tool (Jira)
  • Tasks were completed on time.
  • First at story points, will help establish velocity.
  • Although the sprint started out rough we were able to pull it together.

What should we have done better?

  • Needed to have better exit criteria.
  • Need to have full team acceptance of Agile
  • Too much focus on methodology and tooling, instead of the work to be done.
  • Estimates weren't done well - some easier/faster than other.  
  • Missing the to capture Capacity - what each team member could work (hours).
  • Assignment of stories/tasks was random. Mostly based on experience and who we thought should do certain tasks.  
  • Need to correctly break down epics into stories and tasks before we start the sprint. 
  • Need to determine a good of reporting to NCI and team for progress.  (aside from agile board).  
  • Stand-ups need to include review of agile board and have team update work log prior to the standup.  


  •  Unknown User (stanclcr2) Determine how to capture capacity
  •  Unknown User (stanclcr2) Establish a good way of reporting.
  •  Unknown User (stanclcr2)Bauer, Scott (NIH/NCI) [C]Unknown User (endlecm) to better define exit criteria.  
  •  Unknown User (stanclcr2) to discus with NCI the support process and how things will be prioritized. 
    •  Sprint has a limit to a certain amount of time for support (8 hours/week).  This will include JIRA items identified to be include in Sprint.  If there is capacity in the sprint (support category), then we can include in current sprint.  Issues/requests to be captured in JIRA so we can track and assign.  
    •  If critical, then Larry can over-rule and the sprint will be jeopardized.