Posts Tagged "story"

Stop pushing features and start delighting users

Feb 01 2012

Focus on outcomes not output. Stop pushing features and start delighting users. User stories aren’t features. A user story is not the…

Showcase rehearsal

Jul 01 2011

Showcases are great PR opportunities with the customer and friends (other stakeholders). We want the showcase to be meaningful for the customer…

There’s more to done than the green dot

Feb 01 2010

So you’re working on a user story with your pair, developing vertical slices and getting feedback from the tester and customer as…

How we use stories

Nov 01 2009

All our work items, both user-focused and technical, are stories framed in the context of a user interacting with the product. Each…

Rolling ownership of stories through the team

Oct 01 2009

We added rolling ownership for stories to our pair-programming back in April 2008 and we’ve been using it since. Rolling ownership enables…

Gardening for facilitators

Nov 01 2008

If you’re new to light-touch leadership you may find yourself focusing on the big events (standups, retrospectives, planning games, showcase, beer). However…

Discovering what business value is and what to do about it

Aug 01 2008

Joe Little’s session was interesting. Basically, you need to define what business value is for your product and that definition may evolve…

New board design

May 01 2008

The photo on the right shows how our planning board used to look a while back. There were 6 columns from left…

People do pair-programming

Apr 01 2008

On the whole our team is pretty good at pair programming. Our promiscuity is ramping up nicely and we’re now using the…

Playing with stuff

Jan 01 2008

For the last 8 weeks we’ve been using Jeff Patton‘s techniques for using goals and user stories in the product backlog to…