Tag archive: backlogs

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 »

How We Got To Agile

1900. Allentown, Pennsylvania. The dawn of a new century. Manufacturing looked nothing like today. For one thing, there were no managers. There were owners, There were overseers. Foremen. But not pocket-protectored MBAs wandering the shop floor, clipboard in hand. Back… continue reading »

Scrum Vs. Kanban in 12 Minutes

VGAGYCJDU4GR – Should your group go with Kanban or Scrum? Everybody’s talking about Kanban, but how does it stack up against Scrum? For those of you interested in learning more about Kanban in a technology setting, David Anderson has the… continue reading »

Agile Program Management in 15 Minutes

Can Agile handle really complex programs, teams of teams of people? Don’t you need a complex and expensive tool, or a bunch of guys doing powerpoints, or endless meetings? Just how far can you scale simple, lightweight process? In a… continue reading »

Agile Value Dark Horse: What’s Your Backlog Pattern?

When teaching Agile, you usually throw up a chart that looks something like this overview of Agile Value: You talk about how each project, the Agile/iterative one and the Waterfall one, may deliver the same value at the end, but… continue reading »

Agile Backlogs. Sigh.

What a mess Frederick Taylor created. We can’t blame him completely, of course. He was just an engineer born in the mid 1800s who asked a simple question: “Why don’t we break up industrial processes into smaller and smaller pieces… continue reading »