Wouldn’t it be great if Santa Claus was more agile? I mean, by now we all know that it is crazy to work for 364 days a year and then do a delivery within a 24 hour period! Wizard definitely had the right idea, wishing that it could be Christmas everyday! Working in shorter, 1… Read more »

I am continually astonished at the number of teams I meet who have not yet established a stable velocity! I was speaking at DDD North recently and I asked the audience out of interest how many of them did something Agilish. About 70% of the audience were doing something Agile (Scrum, XP, DSDM, Wagile, Scrumban… Read more »

In Part I of this series we discussed the importance of having a marketing vision and plan before embarking on your new App project. In Part II of this series we discussed how one would go about reviewing App store guidelines prior to creating your App.

We’ve been thinking a lot recently about how to work out if an Agile team is healthy. By healthy I broadly mean happy and productive. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Sick teams will sometimes effectively hide the fact that they are poorly from their managers as they feel that there may be a… Read more »

The topic of feature (or User Story) size is usually a surprising one for teams that are new to Agile. Teams are frequently used to working and releasing very large user stories. Although there is no definite “correct” size for a user story, my vague rule of thumb is that User Stories should on average… Read more »