People have been asking me about “how to be successful in agile” and the answer is pretty simple. Its just that doing it is not always easy \ AdvertisementsRead More The secret to being successful in agile is pretty straight forward
In my projects I often have a story (some work that can be done in an iteration) and an epic (something that will take more than an iteration). I then break my stories into User story (As a user I want to do something so I gain some benefit) Performance cards (the system will be […]Read More Is there a hierarchy to stories in agile projects
A value stream is a “Lean Manufacturing” tool. It is a way to identify where customers experience value and where we consume value to provide our product or service. The approach is quite simple.Read More Using value stream maps
I wrote a blog article about awesome agile teams a few minutes ago Sadly the cynical side of me started thinking about teams where the agile coach was a really awesome cheerleader for agile and the team retrospective involved a lot of discussion about how awesome it is doing agile. Then this song started playing […]Read More Everything is awesome in agile – maybe this is NOT how your retrospectives should go
There is a lot of material out there that says “Agile is awesome” but a lot of it is more annoying than useful. The material seems to consist of a blog article or video with someone saying that they found “waterfall” and “old school” companies to be bad, but then they found Scrum and their […]Read More Watching some Agile is Awesome videos from Henrik Kniberg
Is there a generic job title or description? A lot of people ask me for a good template for a BA role – but I tell them there is no such thing. A BA “helps people understand things”, but different business analysts help different people understand different things in different contexts. Some may not even […]Read More Is there a template for a BA role description?