Tag archive: agile

Process Scale Invariance: UML Diagramming

I wrote a book on how to organize all the information about your product, from random user notes to testable code. By putting everything in terms of information management, it turns out a bunch of other things come into focus… continue reading »

Project Management Charts I Have Known

I love charts and graphs. I remember one of the coolest programs I had for DOS was “Harvard Graphics”, which just created graphs. Fun times. But then I became an independent business owner writing software for people. And then a… continue reading »

Top Five Reasons You’re Wrong About Needing a Large Backlog

Most of these happen because people are confused about what, exactly, a backlog should be in an Agile environment. But we have a lot of work to do! – You are confusing activity with value. Backlogs measure value, not activity.… continue reading »

Why Don’t Organizations Use Their Own Defect-Tracking Systems?

Picture this: you’re working on a critical application for your company, used by countless people around the world. This morning, as the new update rolls out, a user in Detroit pushes the main button on your app — and nothing.… continue reading »

Technical Story Slicing 3 of 3

Too many times user stories and backlogs are taught at such a high level of abstraction that folks can’t get value from them. So let’s take a real project, developed on AWS using Microservices, and walk though how the backlog… continue reading »

Technical Story Slicing 2 of 3

Too many times user stories and backlogs are taught at such a high level of abstraction that folks can’t get value from them. So let’s take a real project, developed on AWS using Microservices, and walk though how the backlog… continue reading »

Technical Story Slicing 1 of 3

Too many times user stories and backlogs are taught at such a high level of abstraction that folks can’t get value from them. So let’s take a real project, developed on AWS using Microservices, and walk though how the backlog… continue reading »

Destroy The Agile Clubhouse!

I’ve seen a lot of team environments, and I don’t have the perfect answer for what’s right for your team. There. Got that out of the way. But I do believe that if you want to maximize creativity and the… continue reading »

The ScrumMaster Must Die! A Video Follow-up

I Killed The ScrumMaster (And Why He Had It Coming)

Yesterday I was asked by a client about how to optimize a team that was already doing very well. Without having to think twice, I immediately knew the answer. “Get rid of the ScrumMaster” Why? Was the SM doing a… continue reading »

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