Christmas is approaching and you’re coming to the end of your sprint… why not capitalise on the season of goodwill and hold a festive themed agile retrospective!
Posts Categorized: ScrumMaster
It’s 8:35am and my Outlook is ringing at me – time for our daily stand up. I perform a variety of roles in my team, from Product Ownership to marketing and sales to agile coach. This doesn’t mean that I sit out the meeting and leave it to the devs (we don’t have testers, our… Read more »
Christmas is fast approaching, so it’s time to ask your boss for a present for you and your development team – a 60″ TV.
Those of you who have read my articles on Ancient Agile will know that I think that the Agile ideas and principles exist thousands of years into our racial past. The key attributes I think I see in great Agile implementations are:
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 »
I spoke at Agile Yorkshire this month on a topic that I have touched on in my blog a few times. “There Is No Agile”
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!
“Before I learned martial arts, a punch was just a punch and a kick was just a kick. When I studied martial arts, a punch was no longer just a punch and a kick was no longer just a kick. Now I understand martial arts, and a punch is just a punch and a kick… Read more »
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 »