HBR: 5 Questions to Get Your Project Team on the Same Page

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. […]

Priority Poker

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: Story Splitting

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 […]

Agile Carolinas – June 13 – directions

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 […]

“Where the head goes, the body follows”

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.  […]

Information for Agile Carolinas Meeting – April 4th, 2023

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 […]

Essence – Other card sets

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 / Essence

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, […]

Webinar on Scrum Guide 2020 on March 21, 2023

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

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!