The Dark Side of Metrics

November 30, 2011 0

This short presentation explains why software metrics are not the panacea that we thought they might be 20 years ago. This is why moving from a predictive model to a reactive approach is the only rational course.

Using Large Number in Planning Poker

November 30, 2011 0

Mike Cohn wrote an interesting post where he discusses he allows or even encourages to estimate with story points as large as 20, 40, and 100. He explains that they are useful when you need first and not necessarily precise estimate of the general size of a new project being considered.

Will You Make the Date?

November 8, 2011 0

Agile estimating and planning in a Scrum project will not prevent your boss from asking: “Will you make the date?”  This video explains how to use Scrum and the “Cone of Uncertainty” to provide an answer like: “60% probability.”

Improve Your Scrum Meetings

September 20, 2011 0

Marc Löffler shares in this blog post 11 hints to improve all the Scrum meetings. He discusses daily stand-up meeting where he suggests to show colleagues what your currently working on instead of just talking about it. He also make proposals to improve the sprint planning, sprint reviews and retrospectives.

Avoiding Iteration Zero

May 26, 2011 0

In this blog post, George Dinwiddie explains how to use the first iteration in a Scrum project to deliver some working software and not just building a backlog and setting up infrastructure for the next iterations that will deliver increments of functionality.

Story Point Estimation

May 6, 2011 0

In this blog post, Mike Treadway explains the technique of using story points for story estimation during agile planning sessions.

Aspects of Kanban

November 1, 2010 0

“Aspects of Kanban” is an introduction to the Kanban workflow Lean project management system.

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