Agile antipattern: Sizing or estimating bug fixes

Is the bug to the left a large bug or a small bug?  It looks HUGE to me!  Well, in reality it is probably between .5 and .75 inches long.  Not really a very big bug at all.  Why do

Read More

New to agile? Remember a user story is more than a card!

What’s wrong with the user story on the card?  It seems to have everything we need: a) short title, b) a size (in this case 2), and c) a well-written story using the standard “As a … I want … so that …” format.  So what’s

Read More

What style of agile training works best?

Have you ever been in a class or training session which is so boring you felt like you might fall asleep?  Or maybe you are one of the people that DID fall asleep!  I know I’ve been there many times.  When I started facilitating sessions on

Read More

If you had been me at the Orlando Scrum Gathering…

you would have had an absolutely indescribably fantastic time!  And that’s just for starters.  To be honest, the phrase “that was so much fun it must have been a sin” comes to mind.  I had fun every minute I

Read More

My Orlando Scrum Gathering Presentation

I’m making my Orlando Scrum Gathering presentation “Doing Scrum Isn’t the Same as LIVING Scrum” available as a PDF.  You don’t have to fill out a form to get it, although if you sign up for my mailing list and/or subscribe to the blog I

Read More

Orlando Scrum Gathering – I’m going to be a doctor soon!

In about 5 minutes I’m going to play the role of being a “doctor” at the Scrum Clinic which is part of the Orlando Scrum Gathering.  It’s an interesting concept.  A doctor and a patient meet to discuss a topic important to the patient.  In my case

Read More

New to agile? Watch an Intro to Scrum video in about 8 minutes

My friend, Arif Gangji, and I created this video to help his customers understand why his company uses Scrum as their software development framework. I decided I really liked the video, so I’m posting it here as well. It isn’t perfect, but it is plenty good enough to

Read More

Finally back online and going full speed ahead

Have you ever had a computer meltdown?  OK, so myIT infrastructure meltdown wasn’t as total as the picture to the left, but it still was pretty bad.  In the span of a couple of days I had my main desktop and my main laptop both die. 

Read More