When in Doubt Ask “How Will I Know I’ve Done That?”

Tired of not knowing exactly what to create or test? Get in the habit of asking the magic question “How will I know I’ve done that?” In other words, ask the Product Owner (or whatever person you have filling that role on your team) to express some acceptance criteria!  Asking this question will make miserable days seem

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Holistic vs. Dogmatic Agile Definition – Results Matter!

I originally wrote about this topic in our September email newsletter.  In that article I was trying to explain the difference between two specific types of agile coaches.  Those that believe agile is a very specific set of practices (dogmatic) and those that believe agile is more about following principles leading

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Agile Leadership is Overrated – Isn’t It?

This is the topic of my next Mile Hi PMI Chapter Workshop to be presented on April 11, 2009.  I do workshops on agile topics for the local PMI chapter a couple of times per year.  They are great opportunities for me to stay in touch with the project management population.  I also

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Real World Agile Testing with Fit and FitNesse

Another short blog entry.  This time it is to announce that we’ll be hosting Rob Myers teaching a great agile testing course using Fit and FitNesse on March 23 and 24.  The course will be held at the Denver PPA Event Center (right across from Invesco Field at Mile Hi).  This course was just given

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Be Agile to Become More Agile!

I often get the question “How do we get better at agile?”  I imagine a lot of agile consultants get this particular question because the answer is really at the heart of getting a great return on an agile investment.  As many of you have realized by now, I tend to answer questions in unconventional ways, so

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Panel Discussion on Transitioning to Agile

Just a quick post this week.  I just received a link to the panel discussion I was part of at the Agile Development Practices conference held in November.  If you want to see and hear me talk about some of my beliefs just click here.  I think you will find the discussion enlightening. 

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Making Agile a Reality

Recently I started seeing information on the Agile2009 conference.  Imagine my surprise when they picked the tagline “Making Agile a Reality!”  That’s been the tagline of Agile For All since its inception in April 2008.  I wonder whether I’ll get a free entry or a speaking slot out of this 🙂

Actually, I’m

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Christmas came early this year!

I had my hip surgery done on December 9.  It turned out not to be possible to do a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, so a total hip replacement was done instead.  Today, two weeks after the surgery I was able to get into a vehicle and drive myself somewhere.  Freedom!  I love my house and my

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