Category Archives: Agile Skills

Product Ownership Evolution, part 2

Scaled-Up Scrum Scrum is fairly simple from practices point of view (and claimed to be powerful, when applied correctly). You work in timeboxed iterations with a team, Product Owner and ScrumMaster. You apply certain ceremonies (Daily Scrum, Groomings/Sprint Planning, Retrospectives, … Continue reading

Posted in Agile Skills, Agile Thinking, CI, Coaching, Continuous Integration, Leadership, Lean, Product Owner, Scrum, Transformation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C is dead, long live C

Last week I visited ACCU2012 conference at Oxford: ACCU is an organisation of programmers who care about professionalism in programming and are dedicated to raising the standard of programming Me and my colleague, Henrik Taubert, had our presentation already on … Continue reading

Posted in Agile Skills, All | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Agile Risk Management

I have been watching (as an observer) a discussion related to one of the core practices within traditional (project) management -Risk Management. It has made me a bit sad to look at these intelligent people once again to fall into … Continue reading

Posted in Agile Skills, Agile Thinking, All, Framework, Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A poor craftsman blames his tools

They say that “a poor craftsman blames his tools” That is well said but in an enterprise the craftsmen usually have not had any control of their tools and via this mechanism they are by nature not even interested in … Continue reading

Posted in Agile Skills, Agile Thinking, All, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Continuous Integration Developer practice / Development practice part 1

Developer practice vs development practice part 1 Alan Shalloway tweeted “if you want to learn how to become agile at the team level, you still want to consider how the team fits in the bigger picture” and this tweet gave … Continue reading

Posted in Agile Skills, AgileTesting, All, CI, Continuous Integration | Tagged | 1 Comment

Decision Making and Informal Leadership

One cornerstones of Agile transformation is People Empowerment. In the past decisions were usually made by managers who base their decisions on discussions with the formal and informal leaders at all levels of the organization. With Agile we would like … Continue reading

Posted in Agile Skills, All | Tagged , , | Leave a comment