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What to look for in an Agile delivery team

Today I want to go through with you the five signs of a really good Agile delivery team. One that will really help you to achieve your business objectives. So, whether you’re talking to an internal IT department who claim to have great Agile credentials in terms of delivery, or you’re outsourcing to an Agile consultancy firm to help you ... Read More »

Let the truth be told in Sprint Velocity

One of the most common questions I hear time and time again, and I bite my tongue every time I hear it: What do we do with stories that are incomplete and end up in Sprint. What do we do with them? Can we split them with “finished?” Let’s say we have a 5-point story. Do we split it into ... Read More »

Before you can change others, you must change yourself!

“…If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him..” -Mahatma Gandhi Changing people from their habits is hard, but it becomes even harder when you have no experience in creating permanent change within your own life. For example, taking ... Read More »

Let the truth be told in sprint velocity

What do we do with stories that are incomplete and end up in sprint? What do we do with them? Can we split them? The answer is no. If you cover up by splitting stories so you can show progress you defeat the purpose of using Agile. Velocity is a measure of the amount of work a Team can tackle during a single Sprint and is the key metric in Scrum. Velocity is calculated at the end of the Sprint by totaling the Points for all fully completed User Stories. If you split incomplete stories during a sprint, and mark them complete to show progress, you create a delusion that you actually completed valuable work. Do you want to know the truth? Agile is meant to show you the truth. With Scrum, it’s all or nothing. Generally, either a story is complete or it isn’t. You cannot split a story to show it complete. So, watch this video to learn why you should not split incomplete stories. Read More »

Agile Tools Selection: Rally vs. Jira

Everyone in the business market wants the same outcome: To improve the way organisations work by eliminating waste, and being able to quickly respond to change. This is what it means to be agile. To move towards business agility is to change the way you work, and the way you interact in your roles. In order to do this efficiently ... Read More »