Quality Challenges in Agile

Agile is a step forward for implementing software systems.  But, I have seen teams struggle with several quality challenges when they move to Agile.  While Agile provides more freedom in the implementation of stories, it can be more limiting in the amount of time spent during the specifying and test planning phase.  The methodology rewards lean […]

Migrating to Agile Estimating

Organizations taking on agile almost always struggle with estimating. Years and decades of experience has taught the typical project manager that work is proportional to the difficulty of the task.  This complexity is then expressed in hours to determine how long the project will take and how much it will cost. Expressing a small project forecast […]

What is Agile Coaching?

Coaching is one of the most inconsistently used terms that I have heard recently.  It conjures up visions ranging from doing winds sprints with someone blowing a whistle in your ear to lying on a couch telling someone about how your parents treated you.   Coaching has been used to mean teaching, discipline, motivation, personal discovery, […]