Articles published in February 2013

Everything I Needed to Know About Agile I Learned from Mountain Biking

Everything I Needed to Know About Agile I Learned from Mountain Biking

I am blessed to live in Northern California, where our relentless commitment to preserving open space means that the San Francisco Bay Area boasts a wide variety of preserves with all levels of single track. Favorite trails reward mountain biker...

Developing Your Agile Coaching Skills

Developing Your Agile Coaching Skills

Coaching can be done by anyone on a team. Managers, ScrumMasters, product owners, anyone can help the team focus on removing impediments, working toward continuous improvement, and guiding the team toward higher performance. Having a coach dedicat...

Unit Testing: Ignored and Misunderstood

Unit Testing: Ignored and Misunderstood

It's the most ignored and misunderstood software engineering process in the most famous software management process: Scrum unit testing. For developers, it's boring, tedious, time-consuming. There's no time in sprints to do this extra activity, a...

Taking on a Project in Difficulties

Taking on a Project in Difficulties

Introduction Absent ScrumMaster, poorly defined requirements, inexperienced team, absent product owner, impossible goals. Sometimes things go wrong even with Scrum projects. This article describes my professional experience in replacing the Scrum...

Noise: The Need for Having It . . . and the Need to Remove It

Noise: The Need for Having It . . . and the Need to Remove It

Noise is something that we usually associate with a sound, especially a strong or unexpected one. Truly, it's much more than that, and it can be felt in different forms and shapes. It can be as simple as just mentioned, a louder sound that emerge...

You May Be a Scrum-But

You May Be a Scrum-But

Organizations that are trying to implement Agile may turn to Scrum. But unless you make the shift and become Agile, implementing Scrum won't let you achieve the success that Agile is known for. I call organizations that implement Scrum without ma...

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