Victor is joined by Dale Ellis (@theDigitalDale) and Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) on a beautiful SoCal morning for Agile and Coffee.
In this episode, our Agile heroes discuss:
Limits to transperency
Project reporting (is the Burndown enough?)
Mandated documentation in Agile
Project definition phase
Getting teams to behave like teams
Engaging the non-participative team member
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Being out of work is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, having long stretches of time to focus thoughts and efforts on pet projects and learning is amazing. With clear vision and consistent effort, one can make tremendous progress in achieving high-value goals. On the other hand, you're still out of a
Lean Coffee at the 5Saturdays
Vic (@AgileCoffee) stops by Dr. Dave's (@DrCorneliusInfo) 5Saturdays event to introduce lean coffee to a large group of facilitators-in-training.
Guests include: Evelyn Crofts, Keith Montgomery, Curtis Gilbert, Seth Silvernail, Jon Jorgensen, Angela Rong Sun, Robbie Smith, Purnima Vaidyanathan, Valarmathy Rangasamy and Joe Dailey.
Planning & executing tasks in the household
Velocity-based vs. Capacity-based
Vic is joined by Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer) and Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) for a lively morning of Agile and coffee.
Today our heroes discuss the following topics:
Agile Planning - discussed WSJF and Donald Reinertsen's book The Principles of Product Development Flow
User Story Mapping
Roles in pair-coaching
AgileGathering.com has the info about our upcoming Agile Coach Camp US West, April 10-12,
Does your IT organization make a practice of yearly roadmapping? Mine does. The current shop, the previous one, the one before that, and on and on. Just about every technology department I've been a part of does some form of yearly roadmapping exercise. The one characteristic that they all share? They're drudgery.
The process of
[ UPDATE July 2016 - I no longer subscribe completely to the concept of capacity planning, at least to this level of detail. I will keep this post available, but I will not maintain the fancy spreadsheet ;) It's fun to geek out with numbers and formulas, but we could do better having meaningful
Agile Inceptions are powerful and fast ways to get a team to internalize a vision. It's a two-day investment that saves the company months of up-front planning and allows the teams to begin immediately deliver core product functionality.
Since mid-2013, I've been involved with teams adopting the Agile Inception format used by Pivotal Labs to kick off