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Thursday, February 17, 2011

We're better off finding out than farting around up front

Posted by Simon Baker
Fixing scope up front says win-lose to me. It's not the basis for a happy relationship. Everyone is best of friends while things appear to be tickety-boo, but that's just an illusion. The moment tickety-boo goes bang the contract kicks in to identify who can be blamed and penalized. But I digress.
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Get beyond Now and into the Potential

Posted by Simon Baker
Tags: planning
Nido Qubein said something like:
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pomodoro galore

Posted by Simon Baker
Almost everything for us is now a pomodoro. Some time ago we replaced the per-iteration planning game with on-demand planning pomodoros and the end-of-iteration retrospective with a pomodoro retrospective.
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Monday, October 27, 2008

Right, fast and cheap. Choose any 2

Posted by Gus Power
I had to laugh today when a colleague, shaking his head in exasperation following a business priority corridor conversation, distilled the basic forces of software development down into a single statement:
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Friday, August 29, 2008

Planning game is getting too serious

Posted by Simon Baker
The team has taken the idea of planning poker a bit too far.
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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Converting business value into actual money

At Agile 2008, Luke Hohmann from Enthiosys talked about converting business value into actual money. Luke said prioritizing the backlog by ROI doesn't work and suggested developing attributes for backlog prioritization that drive profitable growth. In terms of what we've been doing at one of our clients using throughput accounting this means increasing revenue without significantly increasing investment and decreasing costs without impacting throughput (or the capacity to deliver).
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

From humble beginnings

Posted by Simon Baker
From humble beginnings:
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Sunday, October 1, 2006

Looking ahead after the showcase

Posted by Simon Baker
It can be hard to look ahead at what's coming in the next iteration when you're so busy in the current iteration. It sounds easy, just go look at the story cards at the top of the product backlog and have a conversation about them with the product owner. But it isn't easy. You might grab a peek every now and again when you come up for air, but you might not get the time to follow-up with the product owner.
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Friday, September 15, 2006

Agile governance games

Posted by Simon Baker
Tags: planning
I recently attended Jason Gorman's session on Agile Governance, which explores the mathematical dimensions of planning techniques. I enjoyed it immensely because it's a particularly interesting topic and Jason's clear command of the subject matter coupled with his engaging presentation style provokes thought and debate. I invited Jason to come in and run the games with the team I'm working with. It was lot's of fun.
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Friday, August 18, 2006

Planning and plans

Posted by Simon Baker
Tags: planning
Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential - Winston ChurchillPlans are nothing; planning is everything - Dwight D. Eisenhower