Track Your Agile Projects with a Project Burndown Chart

Agile project management often needs more than the practices provided as standard by agile methods. Tracking project status is one area where I think that’s true. Scrum includes the concept of a Sprint Burndown Chart.  For those that aren’t familiar with it, it’s a simple yet very powerful concept. Here’s how it works… At the […]

Are You Ready to Coach?

Agile coaches are expected to help teams learn agile methods, engineering techniques, and improve the productivity of the teams they work with.  But before they can do they need to be ready to coach.  Being ready to coach means that you have coaching skills, relevant technical and process skills. But the  foundational skill in coaching […]

Unorthodox, Unconventional and the Next Decade of Agile

Paul Farmer was an unconventional doctor. Tracy Kidder (in Mountains Beyond Mountains) describes Farmer’s Haitian clinic, located in the difficult to access highlands, where Farmer often hiked hours to see a single patient or treated multiple antibiotic resistant tuberculosis patients with expensive new drugs. Farmer didn’t follow the typical public health cost-benefit approach; he treated […]