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Not Planning is a Bad Plan

Sprint x-1 ends and it’s time for Sprint x to begin. Our teams meet and accept the Stories for their Sprints. Acceptance is based on initial Story Points and whether the priorities make sense. After that, the teams get together and … Continue reading

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Resolutions

I recently reviewed a list of defect prevention methods published by Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour in their book, “Economics of Software Quality.” I was looking for some information to give to my development team so they could choose an option … Continue reading

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When is ROI the wrong calculation?

If you’re trying to sell a quality improvement technology or process you’ll eventually be asked to calculate the Return on Investment. Management wants a way to monetize the pros and the cons of the change you’re proposing. Converting your proposal to dollars … Continue reading

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Islands in the Stream

When scaling Agile, most people still talk about a Scrum of Scrums. This is a meeting where the individual ScrumMasters discuss issues that have impact across teams. I’m not sure the Scrum of Scrums name is correct, because these meetings … Continue reading

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Entropy and Project Management

I don’t now if it’s happened to you, but it’s happened to me quite often. You set some expectations for what will be done in the morning or the day, then you get started on your meetings.  You check in … Continue reading

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Fearless

Agile methods call for fearless refactoring.  Fearlessness on its own is foolishness.  Fearlessness based on skill is freedom. When developing code, you must develop it to be testable.  I could talk about the theory of developing testable code, but the … Continue reading

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