Posts Tagged: Scrum

Agile performance reporting – part 3: Cost control

This blog post is the third one of the Agile Performance Reporting series. 3. Cost control The third controlling process of PMBOK is cost control.  It’s goal is to control the changes that influence the cost baseline. There are 4

Agile performance reporting – part 3: Cost control

This blog post is the third one of the Agile Performance Reporting series. 3. Cost control The third controlling process of PMBOK is cost control.  It’s goal is to control the changes that influence the cost baseline. There are 4

Vision based retrospectives – avoiding conflicting improvements

As most of you know, I’m quite fond of continuous improvement.  I guess it’s the whole idea of admitting that you can’t predict the future.  And therefore, if we wish to grow, we must learn and adjust instead of trying

Vision based retrospectives – avoiding conflicting improvements

As most of you know, I’m quite fond of continuous improvement.  I guess it’s the whole idea of admitting that you can’t predict the future.  And therefore, if we wish to grow, we must learn and adjust instead of trying

Boring retrospectives – part 8 : fishbowl

During the Mini XP Days conference, Rini Van Solingen interviewed me on the fishbowl exercise.  This is a great exercise to use in retrospectives when your team is divided and needs to understand the different opinions without lapsing into hour-long

Boring retrospectives – part 8 : fishbowl

During the Mini XP Days conference, Rini Van Solingen interviewed me on the fishbowl exercise.  This is a great exercise to use in retrospectives when your team is divided and needs to understand the different opinions without lapsing into hour-long

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

Boring retrospectives – part 7 : Role swapping

People picture themselves doing your job, and I bet you do the same. If I were a tester on this project, I would do things differently. In many cases, you even have ideas to do the job better.  Whether or

Boring retrospectives – part 7 : Role swapping

People picture themselves doing your job, and I bet you do the same. If I were a tester on this project, I would do things differently. In many cases, you even have ideas to do the job better.  Whether or

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

Boring retrospectives – part 6 : Storming Group Facilitation

(Tuckman’s Group Development Model) Every new team goes through a storming phase. These are times when nerves are tight and you can feel the tension in the air.  As a retrospective facilitator, it is important to recognize this and plan

Boring retrospectives – part 6 : Storming Group Facilitation

(Tuckman’s Group Development Model) Every new team goes through a storming phase. These are times when nerves are tight and you can feel the tension in the air.  As a retrospective facilitator, it is important to recognize this and plan

Why I quit

(image by peminumkopi) I quit one of my biggest clients last week. For almost 2 years, it has been a major part of my professional career.  You can imagine it was hard to say goodbye after such a long period.

Why I quit

(image by peminumkopi) I quit one of my biggest clients last week. For almost 2 years, it has been a major part of my professional career.  You can imagine it was hard to say goodbye after such a long period.