9/5/2013 by Phillip Stiby
Change is inevitable; everything changes and can change a lot over the lifetime of a project. For some reason, however, a lot of people who decided to go Agile seem to throw control out of the window. . . .
9/4/2013 by Rajesh Pulaparambil
Earned Value Management, or EVM, is a popular method of measuring project performance, and an Agile project manager/ScrumMaster should know how to calculate this for better control on a project. . . .
9/4/2013 by Anurag Prakash
The idea of Sprint Zero, like a lot of other things, has been used and abused. . . .
9/3/2013 by Matt Gilliland
Scrum and other Agile frameworks don't have an explicit method for highlighting and handling certain types of risks. . . . For instance, risks around dependencies on other projects, features, stories, decisions, teams, etc., plus market risk, are difficult to account for.
9/3/2013 by Glen Wang
The Agile Manifesto says that the best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. The Scrum Guide says that self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team. But how about letting the team self-organize to reward itself?
9/2/2013 by Francesco Attanasio
Sooner or later comes a time to coach people one-on-one. . . . In my experience as a ScrumMaster, when it happened for the first time, I wasn't ready.
8/30/2013 by Ashish Mahajan
Yellow or dry leaves on a tree have more to do with its root than its color; they're an indication of the need to water the roots. For a tree to flourish, to bear green leaves and fruit, it's the root that needs to be watered. . . . Here are some of the things that, I believe, are watering the Tree of Product Development so that it will bear the fruits of success.
8/29/2013 by Brock Argue
I spent the better part of a recent Sunday afternoon (when I should have been watching golf) in my backyard, pulling weeds out of my gardens. How does this happen, I wondered?
8/29/2013 by Jorge Hernán Abad Londoño
A continuación comparto mi lista de verificación al momento de revisar una historia de usuario. Luego de hacer la CCC (Card, Confirmation, Conversation), definitivamente el más criterio más importante que uso es cumplir INVEST. . . .
8/28/2013 by Knut Kvarme
There is a common perception that the co-located team is better positioned to ensure good communication and deliver more efficiently than distributed teams. But . . . it is interesting to note that while there are some clear challenges with having a distributed team, there can also be some advantages.