Photo by 2H Media on Unsplash https://hbr.org/2023/10/5-questions-to-get-your-project-team-on-the-same-page Above is the link to the HBR article. I believe anyone can get access. Here’s the opening paragraph: When a misaligned project team succeeds, it’s an accident. Without alignment — that is, a shared understanding and commitment — team members work at cross-purposes and doom projects to failure. […]
I revised an article on using wide-band delphi estimation for Business Value. See: Wide-band delphi estimation for Business Value – 1 Two parts. The link is to Part 1, and has a link itself to Part 2. It has links to two downloadable articles. Very useful.
Kent McDonald has done a lot of good work. We all should thank him. Here is one very useful post about story splitting: Story Splitting The post includes a slide deck with 21 story-splitting examples. Very handy. To me, it is wrong to think of these examples as the end-all-and-be-all. These are helpful. Your situation […]
TEKsystems is located on the 12th floor in the old BB&T/now called 200 South College building uptown. 200 South College, Charlotte, NC 28202 https://goo.gl/maps/RGyH5e3esT6op7NZ6 Entry is between the corner of 3rd and College and 4th and College – across from Charlotte Plaza Building [ Panera Bread] The BB&T parking deck can be accessed from College […]
Apparently this (the title) is a Ryan Holiday quote. (He wrote a somewhat famous book: “The obstacle is the way.”) Today I want to talk about the OPPOSITE. Well, kind of. Many of us believe that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” NO, no, I did not really mean that. […]
Location: Signature Consultants (DISYS) 200 South College Street – Suite 1400 (on the 14th Floor) Between 3rd St and 4th. Note: Building used to be called “the BB&T Building” — signage now says “200 South College Street”. IF YOU GET LOST: Call 704-651-6852 (Stephanie at Signature Consultants) Free Food and Free Parking. Bring your […]
Ivar Jacobsen has put together cards that explain quickly many of the different agile “methods” or “tools.” (I would call User Stories a tool.) Very useful. Here is a card set for User Stories: user_story_essentials_cards Here is a card set for “agile essential practices”: agile_essentials_practice_cards Enjoy! Use these with some of the Agile Games described […]
Scrum cards: To many of you that will mean the Fibonacci cards, AKA Planning Poker (TM) cards. But NO! At least not this time. This time we mean the “scrum_cards” (that name is the title of the PDF file) that explain Scrum. Below is a link for the new version of the Scrum Cards (again, […]
Hi all, We talked through the Scrum Guide. Some questions came up: Q: Will you tell us exactly how Scrum works? Hmm. The Scrum Guide kind of does that. And I added to that. Still I am not sure it was “exactly” or “completely”. There is always a lot more to add and you all […]
Brian Marick was on of the 17 signers of the Agile Manifesto. His quote is: “An example would be handy right about now.” Here is a blog post about him (Brian), by another very interesting person: https://medium.com/@JoshuaKerievsky/example-guided-a-brief-history-f004ca19a96f Enjoy!