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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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”
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 »
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 »
If you have been planning and your implementations never seem to match your plans, you are not alone. No plan survives the battlefield. Fundmentally this tends to be because the underlying plan is flawed due to the Planning Fallacy. Anyone interested in this topic should read Why Plans Fail: Cognitive Bias, Decision Making And Your… Read more »
Star Wars begins in the middle of a space battle…
Agile estimation is good. #NoEstimates is gaining ground as a credible alternative to estimating, and I do not think that this a good thing in a lot of commercial circumstances. I realise that this is not a fashionable view, but I think it is easily justifiable.