Tag Archives: Agile

Agile Software Teams, a Basketball Analogy

What makes a great basketball team? Having a great scorer? Having a great defensive presence? Both? Neither? What makes a great software team? The other day I was explaining team interactions and dynamics in an agile culture. Being that this was right … Continue reading 

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Do we dare to be data-driven?

We had set the system up for a test of how this A/B testing stuff could work for us. Would it be useful? Could we communicate it clearly to the others around us? Would the data be easy to read? … Continue reading 

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The time when we did Lean backwards

A couple of months ago I was very fortunate to work alongside a great team. They had a not so envious task before them, namely to introduce a new main concept into an legacy code base. You know, the code … Continue reading 

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Some tools for improved focus, improve teamwork and faster delivery

At one of the teams I’m coaching right now at Tradera (Swedish Ebay-branch) we are experimenting with increasing our focus on delivering completed work. We have had a big goal (technical upgrade of the complete site in a very short … Continue reading 

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How do you estimate with Story Points and determine Velocity when you’ve not done it before?

As Captain Spock said to Lt. Saavik in Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan – For everything, there is a first time. Taking a whack at estimation with story points the first time may seem as daunting as … Continue reading 

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Agile Process

I was out at Agile Prague earlier this week. There were many great presentations on building up better processes and a particularly interesting one by Linda Rising on the introduction of agile into organizations. However in talking with many of … Continue reading 

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Pair Programming Harmful?

There was an interesting article over on tech crunch today. It discussed Harvard and Professor and surgeon Atul Gawande’s recent TED talk. It also goes into arguments on whether pairing is better or worse for creativity. Very interesting article overall. … Continue reading 

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