Most Valuable Agile Player in the UK

Wow, what an accolade! I can’t actually believe I won this award at the UK’s first ever Agile Awards this week. In my mind, there are plenty of other people who are probably more deserving than me, but naturally I am really flattered by the recognition. I’d like to thank my new sponsor – tinyPM […]

User Stories defined – notes from the XP forum

I was recently following a thread on the XP forum and one of the responses from Ron Jeffries is worth repeating here for you all to read. " Um, yes. Or as someone put it long ago, a user story consists of … Card Conversation Confirmation The card is just a token used to pass around if one estimates, to hang on the wall as something to be done, to move around the status board, and so on. It is in conversation between PO and team that the team learns what is really meant. It is here that much of…

Agile Embraces Change, But Does NOT Always Encourage It

One of the biggest reasons many organizations adopt agile methods is because agile embraces change – shifting business priorities, new customer needs, competitive pressure, etc. But just because agile methodologies embrace change doesn’t me…