Why do we want to deliver fast, and then faster?
Well, the first reason is…that’s what the customer wants. The customer is thirsty. They want a drink now. She does not want to wait for 3 months to get a major delivery of 200 water bottles. A drink now, please.
The second reason: time to market. In this context, I mean we need a good poduct to market before the opportunity goes away. ...read more
We’ve been working for several years with Kanban process, and there’s quite a bit of experience about it that we’ve shared (see the posts tagged with “kanban”)....read more
For years now Rally has been performing a large ongoing experiment on the Agile world. As a side effect of providing one of the better known tools they’ve managed to see a...read more
Scaling Agile across the Enterprise attracts a lot of attention these days. There are a number of models suggesting ways to organize Agile development inside a sizable organization...read more
I have heard many reasons why a new team should wait to start “doing” Agile. Recently, I was asked to help a group who was struggling to get a Scrum team started. They...read more
Earlier this week, I facilitated a backlog refinement meeting. In the past, the team was used to the analysts to complete all of the requirements in advance. The delivery team would...read more
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that posts on daily stand-up meetings take a top standing (*pun intended*) among the blogs related to Scrum. Looks like I’m ready to...read more
Fernando Cuenca has an excellent blog post, here. He discusses what he learned at Agile 2013.
I will summarize his learnings in my words.
The ultimate question is: how to have a...read more
As the heading suggests, today I’d like to take a brief look at the concept of non-violent communication. Communication means really a lot for software development teams. If something...read more
Imagine that you have gotten some interest in Agile. Perhaps you read a book, and talked with a friend who is doing it at his firm.
And then you take a Scrum course.
Now what do you...read more
In this installment of the dataviz series, I will tell about some visual reports that might be of interest for Kanban practitioners.
We all know Kanban as a process that has production...read more
This article is a guest blog post by Justin Leto
Warning: This article could save your Agile project and your career.
Despite the now long standing and growing debate over what Agile...read more
User Stories are a common tool used by Agile Teams to capture the spirit of a requirement without too much detail. Sometimes User Stories are too large for the team to complete safely...read more