Had a great fun at the meetup yesterday. Plenty of interesting discussions. We also talked about the upcoming #APIL17 conference, and if you want to speak there, head on to the Call For Speakers page. Here are the slides from the talk.
Every now and then, I need to remind people what is the point of this agile thing. I know, I know, still they forget. Agility is the ability of the organization to react effectively to changes in a volatile environment. The “more” agile the organization, it can cope better, faster to things thrown at it.
Scene 1: Tragedy We’re in a retrospective. This was after a major event, so we discussed a few of the things that have gone awry, like delayed integration with other teams, unfinished stories, and then how we’re going to fix them. All in all, a good open discussion. And then, as we’re getting ready to close
Had a blast presenting at AgileTD 2015. Here are the slides.
As I was reading Ron Jeffries‘ series of posts where he documented his #NoEstimates discussion with Steve McConnell, I came to this paragraph on the summary post: We assume that a contractor’s estimate has fat in it and we assume that we need tough negotiation to squeeze it out. The better the contractor is at
I don’t like story points. I think this is part of my crusade against complexity. You can catch a glimpse of it here. Story points were invented as supporting beams for the bridge between business and development that would later be called agile. They started with a very good concept that wasn’t there before: The story.
The main dysfunctions we concentrate on when talking about estimates are how they (and the people who gave them) are treated once they are given. Management asks for estimations and then either: Disregards them completely and sets a deadline that ignores the estimates, made by the people who actually know and will do the work. Inflate them
Had a great time presenting at ACE! Here are the “ROI is dead” slides.
My newest article on #NoEstimates is now live on the Agile Connection site. Enjoy!
Loved Agile Practitioners 2015. Here are the slides about #NoEstimates and our foiled planning attempts.