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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
Do you want to see several different ways agile and scrum burn-down charts can lie? If so, you are in the right place! This month I went on a burn-down chart craze and posted several blog entries about the different ways those charts can lie to us or expose us to team dysfunction. In order, the
In my last blog Agile antipattern: Taking on large stories I said I would give you some tips on how to split stories. First though, it is important to understand WHY splitting a story well can be helpful. It is about much more than just making
Earlier this week I posted a blog entry “Agile antipattern: Burndown charts that hide the truth” which dealt with one way a burndown chart could hide reality. This blog entry shows another way it is possible for a burndown chart to be misleading. The
Question: Which is better: a) Working nights and weekends to meet iteration commitments, or b) Admitting the commitment was too much and working normal hours regardless of the
Can I just be short and to the point for this one? I hope so, because that is my intention!
Email is LOW BANDWIDTH communication
Agile teams REQUIRE HIGH BANDWIDTH communication
Do you see a problem?
Agile teams need to communicate in real-time whenever possible. Even the agile manifesto says “individuals and
Yesterday’s blog post dealt with how to manage scope for an agile project. Today I have to admit it was a bit of a setup. It was designed to set up today’s blog post which is really the important one!
See that pile of money
As a <user> I want <function> so that<value>.
Above is a very simple user story template. How can something so simple be so hard to get right? User stories make up the heart of agile development. They are the primary input to the team. The team takes the user stories and creates product increments based