When I was a kid I remember people talking about IQ. Back then people believed that IQ was fixed and there was nothing you could do about it. Kinda sucked because if you took an IQ test and it said you didn't have a high IQ well you were stuck. I have dyslexia, back [...]
In my recent article on ProjectTimes.com I shared that my belief is that the retrospective is the single most important agility enabling practice, period. So I wanted to share here a few resources for retrospectives and some further thoughts. first the thoughts. Keep it safe psychological safety, the belief that it is safe in this [...]
Hi Friends, I had a peer asking about agile in construction and I started to answer but I thought I would put the answer here so everyone can benefit. I worked in construction for 7 years while at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. I was responsible for the Project Management of the IT Systems, spaces [...]
I hear it all the time. "There is no way to break this story down any smaller." Believe me there is always a way. Find it. Or your velocity will be all messed up! and worse. Watch this video to learn how Testing suffers from big stories
Today I met with Mike Orzen of Steady Improvement. Mike and his colleague Steve Bell recently wrote the book: Lean IT which is the WINNER OF THE 2011 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. After chatting over coffee at one of the ever present Starbucks in the Seattle area, I attended the ASQ/APICS dinner meeting [...]
Andy Hunt was one of the original signers of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. I had a great time interviewing Andy Hunt (Andrew Hunt) for this podcast. It is great to find a kindred spirit. I hope you enjoy listening to /ndy talk about his pragmatic approach to software development. Learn more about [...]
Saturday morning and we had to get chores done before we had guests at 2:00. Normally the girls choose all their chores before they start. Today I decided to use a kanban board with them. Watch this interview with my daughters. Here is the Kanban Board
Arie van Bennekum was one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto. He is an active contributor to the agile community, active in the DSDM Consortium, an author and well known speaker. Arie comes to us from the Netherlands.
The Agile Manifesto was written 10 years ago. Ward Cunningham was one of the original signatories. In this interview with him I discuss the decade that has passed, where the manifesto has taken us and what he might change if he were doing it all over again.
Sprint themes are not core to any agile methodology but they can be a useful addition to focus the energy of your team.