Make iterations short enough to keep the team focused
In the Agile framework, Sprints are perfect to achieve focus. Define what can be delivered in a sprint and how that work will be accomplished.
Burndown charts allow you to know how many units of work are being “DONE” in each sprint. Measure and track performance so you can be aware of how much work your team is delivering at all times.
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The Power of Sprints in Agile Teams
Spot your rock star performers by assigning points to each task based on complexity and relevance. You can then reward team members based on the value and the difficulty of their work, and not on the time they have spent on their tasks.