Agile Principles —3 min read
When Theory of Constraints fails

Theory of Constraints is powerful, but like all models, sometimes wrong.

Agile Principles —1 min read
No, "Project Management" is not anti-agile

Even the manifesto talks about projects. So where did this idea come from?

Agile Principles —4 min read
Cross-team dependencies should be low-context

Cross-functional teams or highly specialized teams? Both can work, but the latter requires low-context dependencies.

Agile Principles —2 min read
How unplanned work affects flow vs batches

How does your team respond to unplanned work? Does it lead to crunch time?

Agile Principles —2 min read
How can we measure risk?

First, why do you want to measure risk?

Agile Principles —1 min read
Effectiveness vs Efficiency

Would you rather deliver 10 stories at the end of the week, or one every day?

Agile Principles —1 min read
What is "mindset" anyway?

"X is a mindset." So what?

Agile Principles —2 min read
Air bags vs statistics

An airbag broke my arm. BDUF would have saved time. Test-first wasted effort. Should abandon these?

Agile Principles —2 min read
Does NoEstimates mean NoPlan?

#NoEstimates isn't about not planning. It's about finding smarter ways to plan.

Agile Principles —2 min read
If it hurts, do it more

We natrually postpone painful experiences, but if we do them more often we're incentivized to reduce the pain.

Agile Principles —2 min read
Should we do a "Tech Debt Week"?

6 reasons a "Tech Debt Week" is probably a bad idea, and one time it might be a good idea.