Articles I've written
The Role of the Product Owner in Moving a Backlog Item to Done (or, It's Not Over Until the Fat Lad
Abstract: This article explores how to achieve the productivity benefits of an up-front enabling specification, given the reality that Scrum is an empirical framework in which emergent understanding of the story under development is inherent.
Dancing with Pigs
Dancing with Pigs 
There are many ways to choreograph the activities within a sprint, but all of them involve intricate, dance like, interactions among testers , product owners, other team members and stakeholders. Becoming good at agile de...
Too Many Individuals and Interactions
Six members of a development team I was working with were discussing pair programming and debating whether it was right for them. My advice to the team was in line with my general philosophy about new ideas: One learns more by doing then by talking. So I suggested that we try it for a few sprints, and then review our experience. . . .