Tag Archives: agile

Agile Test Automation – Practically

In the last post I mentioned that our automation team had been able to achieve in-Sprint automation. We achieved most of what I wanted, which was a huge step forward for this client. In this post I want to share … Continue reading

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The Agile Plan

It’s a common notion that Agile methods like Scrum mean no planning, just doing. That’s myth. The reality is that Scrum provides and organic way to handle surprises that force a plan to change. This means you don’t have to … Continue reading

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Process vs Passion

When working an Agile project I spend a lot of time trying to get past the “when is it due?” question. Whether it’s from team members or from other teams, people still have a tendency to focus on the process … Continue reading

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Recruiting

I want to start by saying that I’m not a professional recruiter. I’m certain they have challenges I know nothing about. But I know the way recruiting works has to change if we’re going to see Agile methods take hold. … Continue reading

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The Right People

An Agile project needs good people. But what makes good people for an Agile project? They need skill in the work at hand, of course. But you need more than just skills. There are some other competencies that are critical … Continue reading

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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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Working in Sprint time

Three separate teams are all working on pieces of the same project at the same time. They’re working with micro-services in individual containers so the teams can develop independently of each other except when there are true dependencies. Why do … Continue reading

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