Agile

A look at some of the Agile methodologies and how they can improve the team and processes surrounding them

Oct 25, 2017

Starting a New Project

Starting a New Project

My current client is currently thinking about starting a new project. This got me thinking about some of the things we need to consider when starting up something new. What is the problem?

Oct 11, 2017

#NoEstimates

#NoEstimates

At my current project we have been doing the standard thing of going to planning sessions and estimating with using planning poker. As of late the project has been running full steam ahead

Jun 28, 2017

Standup Poker

Standup Poker

I recently came across a episode on Agile for Humans where they described the concept of Standup Poker. I was actually quite intrigued by it, and I could see how it could potentially

Jun 7, 2017

Lean Coffee Retrospective

Lean Coffee Retrospective

Recently, I started allowing other people to run our teams sprint planning and retrospectives. So far, this has had numerous benefits for the team such as allowing more time for myself to do

May 3, 2017

Late For Stand Up!

Late For Stand Up!

I'm sure a lot of teams have had the issues with people being late for stand up. In the past, I have been on teams that have tried things such as having to

Mar 22, 2017

Large Improvements

Large Improvements

Recently, while chatting to on colleague at work we were talking about setting up an automated deployment process so that the testers could deploy the solution by themselves. At first, I wasn't sure

Jul 6, 2016

Importance of the Product Owner

Importance of the Product Owner

I recently attended an Agile Training course which was held by some ex-ThoughtWorks employees. I found it to be extremely beneficial and the one thing that the presenter kept hammering on is the

Jun 22, 2016

Mixing Up Retrospectives

Mixing Up Retrospectives

Repetition causes boredom. I'm sure we have all experienced this at some point in our lives. We continue to do the same thing over and over again that our minds go on auto-pilot

May 18, 2016

Planning Poker

Planning Poker

As you know, I have recently been doing a lot of exploration on how to run better retrospectives. So far, the team are linking what I have tried and any improvements that we

Apr 13, 2016

Retrospectives: Facilitating

Retrospectives: Facilitating

One of the things that will contribute to the success of the retrospective is the facilitator and how they go about doing the retrospective. In an ideal world, this person should be a