Links tagged: agile
Stop Using Story Points - Industrial Logic
Sprints, standups and story points have come to symbolize Agile methods much like burgers, fries and cola symbolize fast food.
Ready for your Agile Happy Meal?
I hope not.
Like researchers of fast food, we now know that the Agile Happy Meal contains unnatural ingredients that decrease agility and cause process indigestion.
In 2007, a series of experiments led my colleagues and me to increase our agility by dropping story points and velocity calculations.
Those same experiments led us to replace fixed-length sprints with a flow-based workflow, and move from standup meetings to frequent team huddles.
Our process today looks nothing like a by-the-book, mainstream Agile method largely because we actively look for process waste and experiment to discover better ways of working.
In this blog, I'll explain why we dropped story points and velocity calculations and what you can do to work successfully without them.
July 25th 2017
You can’t be half agile | Government Digital Service
Combining agile and non-agile into a jerry-rigged mishmash misses the point of working in an agile way. Teaching people about agile and agile terms doesn’t need a newfangled management-speak hybrid. Traveling around the country to visit the 25 exemplar services, I saw people who had traditional project manager backgrounds but who had seen the benefits of agile. Agile isn’t just a set of rules, it’s a mindset. An approach to solving problems and meeting user needs. Let’s not lose sight of that.
June 29th 2017
PIPELINE - the Continuous Delivery conference
Videos from 2017 talks on Vimeo
April 16th 2017
Choices and Absolutes: Enabling choice for agile delivery scrum teams
My opinion is clear now, the more you empower teams to choose their stack and platforms the more they feel like they own the overall solution, the more they want to make it work and show the world their choice was not only correct but inspired. we need to empower and enable these teams to do this to truly realize the power of agile or in fact any team development.
April 10th 2017