This article is the third part of a series. The first article is on Agile Planning poker, the second is on User Stories, and this third article is focused on Story Points. Have you ever heard of “Le Grand K”?
For years I have told myself and others that there are two different types of software engineers. The ones who request and follow step by step instructions and the ones who prefer to be given a desired outcome
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So, what the heck is a forcing function and why should you care? A forcing function is one of the most powerful tools a leader or manager has at his disposal to facilitate compliance. Or better yet, if
When polarizing, powerful ideas collide they ignite grand scale conflict. This is the cause of revolutions, the kindling for coups, the fodder for enlightenment. Polarizing ideas in a small group of family or friends can be ignored over
PMO stands for a Project Management Office and represents the group that helps get stuff done in large companies. Okay let’s be honest, we all know that getting work done is hindered by bureaucracy, meetings, handoffs, approval processes,
The Agile manifesto was originally created and signed by 17 developers. This group has become legendary in the world of technology, their fame can be likened to that of the founding fathers of American History. These 17 rebels
By Nathan James|2020-08-17T00:24:12-04:00December 19th, 2019|
We live in a world where businesses have been tossed back and forth between fads, frameworks, and trends for years. Reorganization is almost as common as the annual budgeting cycle, and change has become the only constant. Some
By Nathan James|2020-08-17T00:25:05-04:00October 29th, 2019|
The simple answer is ‘yes… but’. The Agile methodology does work at scale and I would argue that it is the best way to keep organizational complexity from crippling throughput, BUT the framework you use to implement Agile principles
By Nathan James|2020-08-17T00:25:15-04:00September 22nd, 2019|
Last week we introduced Agile Project Management and explained that Agile is a methodology rather than a framework. That is, Agile is a set of principles that align people around a common language and belief system focused on
A marine once told me how the maintenance and repair shop for helicopters worked during his deployment in Iraq. All of the birds in need of maintenance, repair, or inspection sat in a large tent with a giant whiteboard
The Agile Project Management paradigm has drastically shifted the world of business over the past two decades and has given us an entirely new perspective on work. This methodology is focused on the main unit of value creation in
Stop for a moment and answer the question, “How does work get done?”. Since the beginning of written history until the end of the 18th century, the answer was that work has been done by skilled craftsmen or
Imagine you are hiking through a tropical rainforest when off in the distance you hear the sound of crashing water. You follow the sound and before long, stumble into a clearing with a crystal clear pond fed by