What Is Agile Methodology and How Does It Work?

What is Agile methodology? Well, Agile is not exactly a methodology. Technically, Agile is a set of values and principles. Agile can also be thought of as a family of different frameworks or methods–Scrum is currently the most popular of those frameworks. Let’s break down the top 5 differences between Agile and other, more traditional approaches.

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Advanced CSM (A-CSM) is coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan!

This course rocks. And I’ll tell you why (read on!). Agile For All is returning the Advanced CSM course offering in Ann Arbor, Michigan on April 2-3, 2020. I get to be the lucky one to share a little information!!

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Story Splitting Poster Now Available in Portuguese

Working in small increments of value—good user stories—is the key habit that makes the rest of Agile Software Development work. But people everywhere struggle to learn how to do it (which is why I’ve been writing and speaking on the topic for the past 12 years).

My popular How to Split a User Story flowchart is already available in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Hungarian and Polish. Now, thanks to translation help from Daniel Wildt & Vinicius Pessoni, we can also offer this resource in Brazilian Português.

Want to take your Product Owner skills a step further? You don’t have to figure this all out on your own. Participate in one of my online courses or an in-person workshop:

Click the thumbnail below to download the full-size PDF version of “Como Dividir uma História de Usuário”:

Advanced CSM (A-CSM) is coming to Cedar Rapids, Iowa!

Agile For All has a new course offering that is gaining momentum. I get to be the lucky one to share a little information!! On April 28-29, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, we will be providing a public Advanced CSM.

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A History of Test-Driven Development (TDD), as Told in Quotes

Nope, I haven’t forgotten that my next newsletter was going to be in response to a comment on the last newsletter. But I’ve discovered the need for some diagrams, or code, or something other than prose, to explain myself succinctly. So, it’s taking longer than expected.

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Can a Unit of Behavior Span Objects?

A client recently asked me if a unit test could test multiple objects. On the surface, you might suppose my immediate answer would be “No way!” But his question, and my answer were both a bit more nuanced than that. Read More

Humanizing Work Show Season 2 Finale: What Are the Top Characteristics That Make a Team Great? We’re Asking the Adobe Audition Team.

Industry leader, @Adobe, is known for its innovation in the creative industry, allowing creatives to do what they do best with the help of innovative tools. Audio professionals look to Adobe to help them create their best work with the use of Adobe Audition, an audio editing, mixing, and creation tool. Read More

Humanizing Work Show: All Teams Can Learn from Scrum & XP Practices

Great models for building a strong and healthy team include regularly reviewing the work and how it’s being done to improve going forward, creating structures for excellence and growth and tapping into human rhythms and cadences to how we break up work, just to name a few. Read More