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!
Posts Tagged: Agile
What actually is agile? Is it a buzzword? Is it a new thing? Is it a phase? I heard lots of definitions of agile, but here are some that I think summarise it quite well.
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!
As part of work I often get involved in security reviews for my software development clients. If you are selling software to a listed company (plc etc) or a larger privately owned company, the chances are that sooner or later you will face one of these beasts. Generally the security review is first presented to… Read more »
“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 »
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 »
Now with McKenna Consultants being born and bred in Yorkshire, it takes something special to give credit to someone the other side of the Pennines. But credit where credit is due, Sir Alex Ferguson is one of, if not THE, greatest football manager the game has ever seen.