Articles published in 2013

Promoviendo el Refactoring

Promoviendo el Refactoring

La primera vez que tuve que confrontar con el "refactoring" en una aplicación, fue un shock de emociones y disgustos, pues de hecho había que mejorar el código de alguien lo escribió de muy mala gana y encima tenía muchas funcionalidades que modificar y agregar. . . .

The Fear Factor

The Fear Factor

How often to do you forget that you're dealing with fellow humans when a deadline is at the door? Never, Not Often, Sometimes, All the time?

Tackling the Scrum Challenge in a Large-Scale Digital Program

Tackling the Scrum Challenge in a Large-Scale Digital Program

Today we will discuss not just how we implement but also how we measure and address the day-to-day management questions around different project scenarios, all by using Scrum -- yes, all by using Scrum. . . .

Dealing with Bugs in the Product Backlog

Dealing with Bugs in the Product Backlog

How do we deal with bugs in Scrum? Do we size them? Do we add them to a separate backlog? Or do we assign them to a different team running Kanban?

Product Scrum and Project Scrum

Product Scrum and Project Scrum

This article is about Agile, iterative and incremental delivery, and how it can take such different forms even when it is based on the same values and the same understanding of the underlying framework -- i.e., Scrum. . . .

Backlog Planning Using Team Foundation Server (TFS)

Backlog Planning Using Team Foundation Server (TFS)

I have been using Team Foundation Server (TFS) for managing Agile projects, and I would like to share my experiences. . . .

When Do We Have a Distributed Scrum Team?

When Do We Have a Distributed Scrum Team?

I’d like to present you my personal definition of "Distributed Scrum." Do not take it too seriously. But on the other hand, it's not so wrong, either. . . .

Temperature Reading

Temperature Reading

The creation of a well-functioning team is not something that magically happens overnight. Building a team takes time and effort. Even though a big part of the team-building process is doing the day-to-day work, some of the other things that are required in creating a functional team don't happen by themselves. . . .

Agile: What and Why?

Agile: What and Why?

A brief look at the main characteristics of Agile, and its specific forms that are widely used today. . . .

Better Daily Planning Meetings

Better Daily Planning Meetings

Even experienced teams ask the same three questions in daily stand-up meetings. But are they the right questions? Are the answers to these questions really what we want to hear? I doubt it. . . .

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