Conducting a retrospective at the end of a sprint is a core Agile practice. It constitutes one of the key ‘meetings’ for Scrum (along with sprint planning, sprint review, and the daily scrum meeting itself) and when done well it provides a valuable lever for the continuous improvement of the development team. The main scrum… Continue reading Looking back on retrospectives
Many months ago I started writing a 10-part series on Agile planning (you can read the first post here if you want to catch up; then keep going forward from there to find the other pieces, most of which are tagged as “Planning”). Since that ambitious beginning I got frequently sidetracked and so I never… Continue reading Daily planning
Today’s question can be asked in a negative way: What am I doing wrong? But I prefer the more positive spin: What can I do to get better? Heading into a new year it is not surprising to think about areas of personal and professional growth I would like to pursue in 2015. From my… Continue reading How can I improve?
Although I have talked about this topic before, I cannot write a series of blog posts about Agile planning without acknowledging one of the fundamental realities of software development that Agile so rightly embraces: sometimes your plans need to change. No matter how much time and effort you invest upfront trying to figure out requirements… Continue reading Incorporating new feedback
I will blog more about this soon but had to put it up as soon as I saw it. This is about Agile development at Spotify. I’ve got a link here to part 1 (of 2) but once you see the first part it gives you a link to the second. Maybe you’ve seen this… Continue reading An awesome and inspiring model
I spent some time today writing up goals for 2015 and for the next 5 years as part of my ‘end of year review’ for work. The goals flow from my performance review ending 2014 as well as from my reflections on what I would like to do and how I would like to grow… Continue reading Goals for 2015 and beyond
Way back in January I posted a plan to write about Agile planning (see the entry here: http://wp.me/p2BePD-3x). It was supposed to be a ten-part series that I hoped to complete in 3-4 months. The basic outline I wanted to cover in this set of posts was as follows: What’s so hard about Agile planning? The planning onion… Continue reading Regrouping on Agile planning