I attended a local event this week, Agile Open San Diego. Zach Bonaker hosted a session on Systems Thinking. I shared a couple of concepts that I often include in my classes and promised to list some resources on the
In this post I want to show where Scrum fits in the greater scheme of things now that we are well into the 21st Century. The context here is software development, where Scrum got its start. Scrum is used for
A frequently asked question in Scrum classes is this: ”Is Scrum best for every type of project?” My answer is “No”. I will explain this answer in three different ways in my next 3 posts. In this one, I will
I was invited to speak at Agile SoCal on 6/18/14 and offered the topic of “The Agile Coaching Profession”. I knew from previous sessions that many of the regulars are coaches or do some coaching in their work so I thought
One of the most frequent Scrum questions I get in my travels is this: “How can we improve our Sprints so that we don’t run out of time for testing?” The answer is simple. Stop treating your Sprints like a
The Agile Testing Pyramid is a handy way of describing the difference between traditional software testing and testing for iterative development. The differences are important for Agile success and require re-thinking and re-tooling for many organizations.