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 »

For seven years I have been training, coaching and consulting on Scrum, Agile and lean software development practices. I have coached teams to deliver immensely successful projects in the public and private sectors and I have learned a huge amount along the way too!

At McKenna Consultants we have embraced Agile right from our inception way back in 2004. We believe in the Agile Manifesto, although we like to add an emphasis on quality and professionalism throughout the 4 key points. We have adapted various elements of the Agile, Scrum, Lean and Kanban processes to develop  a fluid, efficient,… Read more »