We’ve talked about scaling and agile methodology on how to build stuff, but hey, we want to know what to build, dammit! Unfortunately, SAFe, scrum, XP, or Lean Startup don’t talk about what we need to build. Just how to get it out the door. Picking a winning product seems like the holy grail. Business
Author Archives: Gil Zilberfeld
I know, it’s been too long. I’ll try to do better next time. In the meantime, find out about the new stuff in the Everyday Unit Testing book. And give me feedback!
Once upon a time there was a pool. It was in a club called “the agile club” (of course), and “the agile club” people loved the pool. This pool had 6 lanes. Each lane was wide enough for 2 persons to swim in parallel. Because the pool was popular, sometimes in certain hours, there were
If business analysis is where we come up with ideas, then product development process is the factory that makes the vision real. What did we take from agile and how is it different today from 15 years ago? The magic word of today is SCALE. And the king of Scaled Agile is SAFe. I’ve already
#APIL15 has come and gone, and what a week it was. And what a record breaking success it’s been for our agile conference. We had more than 220 registered attendees, the biggest turnout yet. We had 44 workshop attendees, again, a record. We had a 4 track conference, a first. We had an HR Agile
Loved Agile Practitioners 2015. Here are the slides about #NoEstimates and our foiled planning attempts.
Burn-down charts are awesome. They are part of agile’s set feedback loops increasing visibilty into the process. Take a look at a burn-down chart, and it will tell you if your agile team is on track or not. Here’s a simple example: Note that I haven’t used any unit on the Y axis. It can
Coming up on the 15th year of agile, do we understand business better? Remember that agile started in development teams? As the time passes, we feel that the agile manifesto can be applied also at the product level, and maybe even at the portfolio level. There’s definitely a demand for scaling the process from the
You know what’s the best way to start the year? Going over success rates of projects! The Standish Group has been publishing the CHAOS report for more than twenty years now. I wasn’t surprised to find that they still use the same criteria for success and failure of projects. Here’s a summary of the CHAOS
My new article “Testing Economics” is now on StickyMinds. It’s based on my Testing Economics presentation. Now if you’ve missed it at NDC London, there’s still hope! I’m going to give the session at the Clean Code Alliance group on Feb 5th. Go ahead and register here. (I’ll possibly give this talk in other venues,