The Perfection Game can be used to get feedback on a product or service that has been provided. It is also a retrospective exercise usable to discover strengths and define effective improvement actions. The perfection game gives power to the teams and helps them to self organize and become more agile. Continue reading →
Like I mentioned in my last post, the problem we think most execs are trying to solve with agile (are we building the right product), isn’t the problem they are actually trying to...read more
This week I did a talk at Skills Matter about my agile journey and some of the key learnings I've taken from it so far. They have published a video so if you'd like to hear it you...read more
Wow, that went fast! I went independent back in May and have been working at the Guardian as interim director of engineering for the digital division. What a fantastic and exciting...read more
Jeffry Hesse wrote this blog post. And it inspired me to write the post below.
The new Scrum Guide says that PBIs (product backlog items) must be well-understood and granular enough...read more
We’ve all seen it happen. Though we try to show organizations the benefits of using a mature agile delivery framework, we still run into roadblocks. Though the status quo is...read more
My new eBook, Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility is out! We are at a tipping point. Technology—cloud, big data, mobility, social media—tops CEO’s list of concerns...read more
User Stories are often used as a lightweight form of Agile requirement. Their goal is to replace heavy weight-specification documents with “a Card, a Conversation and a Confirmation”....read more
At Agile Coach Camp Barcelona, I convened a session on “Hierarchy of Needs” and how this might be used by coaches working with softwaredevelopment teams to understand where to focus...read more
I'll have a bit more time from December as I'm due to finish my current gig, so I've decided to do a talk at Skills Matter in London on 10th December. It's free and...read more
All of you should be aware of the Agile Manifesto and the Agile Principles.
To me, they are not perfect, but they are an excellent expression of many of the key ideas behind Agile. ...read more
What is it?
The purpose of backlog refinement (grooming) is to make improvements to the product backlog. Though there is no official ceremony detailed in the Scrum Guide, the activity...read more
I’ve seen a lot of bad staff meetings over the years. Everyone feels compelled to attend because the boss called the meeting. The boss sets the agenda but sometimes doesn’t have...read more