Here’s a website that I came across a while ago that beautifully expresses something that I’ve been passionate about for a long time in web and software design: flags are not languages.Continue reading Flags are not languages
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the size of user stories in agile projects. The idea that I’ve been reflecting on is what if teams only worked with small, similarly-sized pieces of work, rather than exponentially larger blocks of work?
In theory, small user stories should be more predictable, should include less risk, less uncertainty and less complexity. They should, therefore, take less time to complete than larger user stories… you would think! Or as Mike Cohn put it in Agile Estimating and Planning (Prentice Hall, 2006), “small stories keep work flowing”.Continue reading The importance of small user stories
September is Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) awareness month.
I have autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) which I inherited from my father, who died of kidney failure in 1998.Continue reading PKD awareness month
One of my favourite books on agility is The People’s Scrum (Dymaxicon, 2013) by Tobias Mayer.
A lot of books on agility focus on the mechanics of how it all fits together, who needs to be where doing what with whom in order for the machine to work more effectively.
This book is different. It focuses not on the how, but challenges the why. It is open to critically questioning every aspect of agile with the intention of uncovering the core drivers behind agile practices.Continue reading Scrum makes one promise only