Articles published in February 2008

Focus on Value

Focus on Value

Deliver the most bang for your investment buck with stories that link features to their users and to their value for those users.

The Case of the Time Tyrant

The Case of the Time Tyrant

In the hunt for clues as to how to manage an agile team, the sprint backlog can seem like a major breakthrough. Finally! A list of tasks broken down by person and estimated. What a find! Not so fast, Sherlock. Your search for "who's doing what and when" is leading you down the wrong track.

Writing the Product Backlog Just Enough and Just In Time

Writing the Product Backlog Just Enough and Just In Time

How much work should you do in advance of a sprint? Nothing? As little as possible? As much as possible? Find out why doing just enough, just in time might be your best strategy.

Reducing the Test Automation Deficit

Reducing the Test Automation Deficit

Legacy code. It's out there, dragging you down, forcing you to create workarounds just to avoid touching it. Automated testing could help but who has time? And where would you even start? How about a little bit at a time? The Scrum way.