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 put my two cents in as well.
When researching on some practice, I first look if there are any meaningful clues in its name. According to the classical definition, daily stand-up meetings are held with people in upright...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
Over the past six months we have been working hard on launching a new product: The Scrum Team Assessment. This tool delivers to you a valuable report full of practical advice on how...read more
The classic phrase from Sutherland and Schwaber is: Scrum is simple, but Scrum is hard.
And yet, with almost any decent Team, Scrum is fun. Unless the personal chemistry is dysfunctional.
This is my first crack at a series of posts intended to document reflections, insights and experiences that have been generated over the past several years at Berteig Consulting in...read more
Most of the organizations we engage with have more work to do than they can possibly get done. So, developers are writing code as fast as they can to get done trying to maximize their...read more
In my recent Back to the Future of Agile Software Development essay, I posited the maxim that agile is continuous problem-solving. Whether we create new designs, or architectures, or...read more
One of the great frustrations of the software industry is that we don’t have properly built studies to figure out whether development tools and techniques such as object-oriented...read more