Agile Principles —2 min read
Velocity, capacity, and unplanned work

Velocity usually includes unplanned work, which limits its usefulness for capacity planning and forecasting.

Agile Principles —2 min read
Two ways to approach a hard deadline in software

Can incremental software development work under a hard deadline?

Agile Principles —2 min read
The Theory of Constraints

Most processes are dominated by a single bottleneck. Focus your improvement efforts on that bottleneck for best results.

Agile Principles —2 min read
The "Why" Conversation

Next time you're facing an unclear feature or epic, ask: Why this? Why now? Why me?

Agile Principles —1 min read
How do you know a good Agile Coach?

Two fundamental questions I'd ask any Agile Coach job candidates, if I were hiring.

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What if the stakeholder can't work in an agile way?

Many projects do operate in a non-agile way. What happens to them? Most fail.

Agile Principles —2 min read
How to release 2 years of unfinished code, the "Agile way"

Unfinished code is like old parts in a warehouse.

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So do you expect me to write a blank check?

If we don't know when a software project will be done, how do we know if it's worth the investment?

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If you call a tail a leg

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?

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Party Slicing

Comparing party size to story size.

Agile Principles —2 min read
If you don't understand WIP limits, ask your waiter

An hour wait, with open tables. Why?