What is Scrum

What is a Scrum Development Team?

Don’t limit your thinking when it comes to defining “what” a Scrum development team is.  It is not just those writing code.  It’s not just developers or programmers.  The team …

How To Setup Trello

How to Setup Trello for your Team and Business – Video Tutorial

This is a video tutorial I did on setting up Trello for your team or business.  I use Trello constantly and couldn’t do without it.  I think you will find …

Technology Resources for Business

Recommended Technology Resources for Business

TOOLS These are some low cost highly effective technology tools for your business. Trello – An indispensable tool to model the workflows of your business and manage the work in …

agile lexicon

Agile Lexicon Term: Sprint

Sprint – a short development circle time boxed to typically two week periods in which the development works to complete the user stories they committed to during Sprint Planning.

The last question I ask in an interview

The Last Question I Ask in an Interview

When I interview developers I ask a lot of questions.  They tell me about the developer’s background, their aptitude and their ability to fit culturally within the team.  There’s one …

agile lexicon

Agile Lexicon Term: Sprint Backlog

Sprint Backlog – the collection of user stories committed to by the development team during the “How” meeting of Sprint Planning.

How to groom user stories.

How to Groom User Stories

User stories start their lives as an unruly mess.  They often have just the briefest of descriptions, no direction and no vision for what they will be when they mature …

Stop Multitasking

The Terrible Cost of Multi-tasking

Very simply I want to illustrate the impact of multi-tasking.  It has an impact on value delivered as well as satisfaction from stakeholders and customers.  My very simple model consists …

Capturing your backlog

Capturing a Backlog of User Stories

An effective Agile shop starts with a well groomed backlog of user stories.  This means collecting all of the user stories the organization is asking for into the backlog.  But …

Burn-down Chart Example

What is a Scrum burn-down chart?

I was first introduced to burn-down charts without knowing that’s what I was seeing.  I was attending a monthly chapter meeting of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the guest …