agile development

An Agile Team Task by Any Other Name – A To Do

10 mins read
Sprint Planning Hell

Let me first say, I know the idea of task decomposition is fairly well covered and some might call it a basic practice of any team; however, as a coach helping teams to adopt agile software development, I don’t always see teams finding this practice of defining “how to get to done” as a natural

What Does Every Agile Development Team Want?

9 mins read

Win! Duh, Winning! Okay, I know that is so 2011. But it is only human nature to want to not be put in a losing position, in fact we talk a lot about winning. We are naturally competitive, some folks more so than others — you know who you are. This may be an evolutionary

Twelve Awesome Interactive Facilitation Techniques for Agile Teams

7 mins read

If you work with a team, and possibly, you are the Scrum Master or Lead or Product Owner, or just a Team Member trying to guide a conversation — then these interactive facilitation techniques are for you. But before we move on, let’s first get it out there that we may call these “Interactive Facilitation

Words Mean Things – Maniac or Bacon

2 mins read

Well, it has been almost three years with the maniac and now it’s time for a change.  Actually, what has occurred is that some nice person told me, Matt, to Google the definition of maniac.  So I did, and here’s what I found: maniac (plural maniacs) An insane person, especially one who suffers from a