Agile Productivity: Willpower and the Neuroscience Approach

The 400% problem Agile was invented for flexibility, frequent delivery, and shorter time to market, but when you ask your customers why they selected Scrum and what they expect, you will usually hear a lot about better team performance (read as more features for less money). In 2006, Jeff Sutherland presented an article that showed the 400% hyper-productivity of a Scrum team in Java development. That was a real team in the company I worked for, and the 400% measured the amount of Java code per person per time with fixed quality. It seems that every customer has read that article and expects better productivity from you and your team just because you’ve started using agile. Irrespective of the real situation, process, and level of distribution, customers expect that agile…


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