In this video, I will discuss five key improvements that an agile team can implement to get more out of agile. Please subscribe, like, and add a question or nice comment! Please forward to anyone you think might benefit from it.
In this video, I will discuss the problem of an agile team having lots of bugs and defects in its work, and what can be done to find and avoid them. Please subscribe, like, and add a question or nice comment! Please forward to anyone you think might benefit from it.
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Introduction Team coordination has always been important, but it is particularly important when all team members are remote. Here are 10 things to consider when coordinating work among many remote team members: 1. Define clear and useful goals People work best when they have a goal to aim at. Goals come in a variety of …continue reading >
In this video, I will discuss the problem of agile teams becoming overcommitted, or in other words, being committed to more work than they can do. Please subscribe, like, and add a question or nice comment! Please forward to anyone you think might benefit from it.
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Introduction Take a look at these typical project problems and see which ones strike you as relevant. Many organizations don’t have these problems, so we know they can be solved. Two considerations How much time or money in your group is lost each month due to these problems? Imagine a life that doesn’t have these …continue reading >
Introduction After observing the software development IT world since 1985, I have noticed that people fall into four general categories with respect to new improvement initiatives, such as Agile, PMI, CMMI, SAFe, Lean, Six Sigma, etc. Ignore — it’s just a fad Implement poorly on purpose to prove a point — “I’ll show them” Enthusiastically …continue reading >
Introduction This is the most amazing thing: Many teams that use Agile practices have been told by their Agile coach that if they change, they won’t be Agile anymore. So, they don’t change, and their overcommitment, quality and deadline problems persist. This article is a quick summary of what it means to be Agile, and …continue reading >
Have you ever sent or received a file or software release that looked correct but in fact turned out to be the wrong stuff? This can happen when authors and developers hand off files to test or QA, or when QA hands off files to the customer. Somewhere along the line either the wrong files …continue reading >
Introduction When you purchase a product or service, you want it to work as expected. You don’t ask the vendor for a product made by Jane’s team, or tell them specifically you don’t want one where John’s team was involved! To further illustrate, when you buy a latte, get your shirts cleaned, or purchase a …continue reading >