Category Archives: Success

An Agile Firm Fixed-Price Contract

On February 1, 2017, I started as the Scrum Master on a Firm Fixed Price contract. We had a specific Scope of Work and a target end date. The planning team had reviewed the Scope and assessed the number of … Continue reading

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The art of the small

First, my apologies for skipping more than an entire year. I knew it had been a while, but I hadn’t realized my last post was in December of 2014. My resolution for 2016 is to be more regular. Most developers … Continue reading

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Scrum MVP

If you come from a traditional development background, one of the more difficult transitions you will make is moving from working solely in your area of expertise to doing whatever it takes to finish a Story. You’re used to having … Continue reading

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The Green Field

Recently I’ve spoken on career planning for QA Professionals in the new Agile world. There’s a lot of confusion and a lot of uncertainty because the term Agile is used in so many ways. The confusion causes a great deal … Continue reading

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Control vs. Honesty

At first inspection the two words don’t seem to be in conflict.  It seems that your software development project can be in control our out of control, and your status data be honest or dishonest.  It looks like four valid … Continue reading

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Reasons we do things

Iain McCowatt wrote a good blog on Exploring Uncertainty about Models of Automation.  He got me thinking about why we do the things we do. The first reason is because someone has given us a task.  There’s nothing wrong with … Continue reading

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Why Agile, why now?

I recently stated to a friend that anyone who is not implementing Agile methods now would be sorry.  He asked me how I would make that pitch to a C-level executive.  It was a valid question.  Normally I look for … Continue reading

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