I recently participated in an online course about improving focus.
Setup For this retrospective you’ll need sharpies, post-it notes and a wall, window or whiteboard on which they can be stuck. Setting Expectations At the heart of this retrospective exercise is defining
I was recently fortunate enough to attend the Culture Conference in both Philadelphia and Boston. Even more so, I was able to enjoy the company, conversation and new relationships as a member of
Physical Boards Please I recently started working with a team who had been introduced to scrum as part of their organization’s adoption of agile. Their only experience with scrum was through the
Here are the slides for my presentation at the May 2012 Phoenix Scrum User’s Group meeting. If you attended the meeting and have any further questions, please contact me. Retrospectives: Best Practices,
The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. – Agile Principles Manager, Tear Down These Walls If you were tasked with designing a system
Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done. – Agile Principles Self-Organizing Allow the people doing the work to self-organize and
Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project. – Agile Principles Email is not Enough Working together involves more than exchanging e-mails about the software. It’s more than passive instant
This shift in thinking is due in part to Liz Keogh’s Step Away from the Tools and Dan North’s Who’s domain is it anyway?. Both of these got me thinking
While the drive towards a culture of “always be testing” has existed for some time, the recent detour into software craftsmanship has helped to create a new style of getting the word out.
If you’re heading towards that dip, or feel like you’ve been stuck there for a while, fear not, it’s easy to shake yourself out of it. Put yourself on the
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