Our previous installment of Ask an Agile Coach had a new question in the comments: As for the case when some of the user stories didn’t get completed, what happens to the user stories which were partially completed–say, 80% finished–but didn’t quite make it? How… Read More »Ask an Agile Coach: How do I handle the effect of carryover on velocity?
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Today’s Ask an Agile Coach submission comes from Jake Gordon via Twitter: Anyone (@barryhawkins) have any good articles on reaching the end of an iteration with only partially completed user stories? #agile What do you do with a sprint that ends with only incomplete stories?… Read More »Ask an Agile Coach: What do I do with a sprint that ends with only incomplete stories?
I never have a shortage of people with questions about applying Agile in the myriad possible scenarios of software development for business. This ongoing series focuses on answers to those questions. If you would like your question to be anonymous, please let me know when submitting.… Read More »Ask an Agile Coach
The Agile with External Clients series continues today with the topic of requirements facilitation and management, with user stories as the primary vehicle for the task. This article’s mantra is captured by one of my favorite phrases around Agile, which comes from the last sentence… Read More »Agile with External Clients: Master User Story Facilitation
This installation of the Agile with External Clients series shows the relationship between how an engagement is sold and how that affects a group’s attempt to execute the project using an Agile approach. Let’s start with a maxim for every member of a professional services… Read More »Agile with External Clients: To Run It Agile, Sell It Agile
I speak at conferences around the country each year, most often on the topic of real-world, full-blown application of Agile Software Development using Scrum. I always appreciate when folks come to me after the end of a conference talk to ask questions about the topic… Read More »Agile with External Clients
A few years ago, my blogging fell off sharply. There were multiple reasons for that. I began to spend my discretionary time elsewhere, including with my young child and playing World of Warcraft with my wife after the little one was asleep. Additionally, I began… Read More »Still a place for blogging
Agile Business Analysts? I have recently been fleshing out my thoughts on the role of business analysts in an Agile team. This is something I have historically addressed on a case-by-case basis with clients, but when thinking about it last week at a client site,… Read More »The Agile Business Analyst
I am very fond of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien; it would not surprise me to find that many of you recognize these words from the second chapter of The Hobbit titled “Roast Mutton”. It occurred to me recently that there are parallels between Gandalf’s role in The Hobbit and that of an Agile coach.