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 »
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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:
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 »
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”
Agile methods are pretty clear about what ScrumMasters, developers, testers, UX designers do on a team, but a lot of other people start to worry when the Agile train arrives in town!
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!
All of you who have heard me speak at conferences or been along to one my courses will have heard me talk about the importance of committed Product Ownership. Personally I am a fan of having a single responsible Product Owner who focusses on the features required and their relative priority. On larger projects, a… Read more »
We have an awful lot going on at the moment at McKenna Consultants! We are actively engaged in Agile consultancy and ongoing product development with one of our favourite clients. The stand up today was great and showed some good progress on the latest project (I have to be a little circumspect as to what… Read more »
Our approach to Agile testing hasn’t really changed much over the years, although we have got better at formalising it. After seven years of using whiteboards, we recently moved over to a web-based solution (Jira with the Greenhopper plugin), so my piccie below is of our electronic board. I’ve done a bit of blurring for… Read more »