Monthly Archives: November 2014

The 8th Annual Agile Survey

The Survey. The eighth annual “State Of Agile” survey was conducted between August 4th and October 16, 2013. Sponsored by VersionOne, the survey invited individuals from a multitude of channels in the software development community. A total of 3,501 responses were collected, analyzed and prepared into a summary report by […]

Story Points Are a Measure of Effort. Period.

Despite my best efforts to squash it, a rumor persists that story points are a measure of complexity. That rumor is downright wrong. The truth is, the complexity of a user story is unimportant, except to the extent that complexity affects the degree of effort required to complete it. ….Read […]

User Stories

What is a user story? Can you show some user story examples? How is detail added to user stories? When Are User Stories Written? ……….. Read More Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

Choosing to Start Small or Go All In when Adopting Agile

Conventional, long-standing advice regarding transitioning to Scrum or any agile process has been to start with a pilot project, learn from it, and then spread agile throughout the organization. This approach is the frequently used start-small pattern in which an organization selects typically one to three scrum teams (of five […]