Assessing your Agility

This is a survey that can be given to your development teams to assess how much of the Agile principles are in practice.  This survey is based on the tenets of the Agile Manifesto and Scrum.   The employee will be asked to answer in the form of agree/somewhat agree/somewhat disagree/disagree with the validity of the […]

Standups – Do the three questions work?

Most teams that have adopted Scrum   have established a pattern for running their stand up meetings.  The traditional standup consists of asking each team member three questions. What did you do yesterday? What will you do today? Is there anything blocking you? These are reasonable questions and can provide insight into a team member’s activity.  […]

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 […]