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Chasing Fireflies & Penguins: how NPR hops off the hamster wheel (and you can, too)


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  • Submitted: Sat, 2016-07-16 01:34
  • Updated: Sat, 2016-07-16 01:34
Presenter: Kim Bryant
  • Topic: People
  • Type: 5 Minute Lightning Talk
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NPR's Digital Media team started using Agile practices more than 7 years ago. That's 7+ clockwork years of 2-week sprints and all the ceremonies that go with them -- enough to make even the most stalwart teams go stir crazy. We use 3 best practices throughout the calendar year to refresh and re-energize our teams: Serendipity Days, Firefly Days, and Housekeeping. I'll briefly explain the purpose of each, where they fit into our yearly release plan, how we run them, and what we've learned so far.

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