Articles I've written
The Case for Poker Cards in Sprint Planning
During sprint planning in Scrum, the team can use poker cards as a unit of measure for estimating the overall size of a user story, feature, or even associated piece of work.This tool helps the team assign points, in a relaxed manner, to stories o...
Agile Methodology Is Not All About Exploratory Testing
This article is born out of the need to establish that due diligence is required even in the face of the self-organization and independence that Agile principles hinge on.
I want to start by quoting one of the pillars of the Agile Methodology dom...
The "RICCH-Knowledge" of a ScrumMaster
The role of ScrumMaster is not a role for the fainthearted. . . . He is a servant-leader to the team whose authority over the Scrum process can quickly be misunderstood, misinterpreted, or even misrepresented. It is unlikely for the ScrumMaster not to cross the borderline, if he doesn't have a good knowledge of attributes embedded in his role as a servant-leader in the team.
Agile X Factors
Teams that are dedicated to sprint planning, the Daily Scrum, and sprint review and retrospective will do well. But they will have even more improvement, or become twice as productive, if they adopt some of the technical practices discussed below. . . .
A Mnemonic Sentence for an Agile-Supportive Culture
As I prepared to attend my first IT job interview many years ago, I made sure I memorized the value statement of the organization, so that I could demonstrate how passionate I was about joining them. As the interview progressed, the interviewers admitted not knowing it, after my recitation. . . .