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User Stories Don’t Deliver Business Value

April 17, 2009

User stories tend to focus on the user not on the business value. I think it’s largely to do with the popular “As a <insert type of user> I want to <insert thing to do here> so that <insert reason here>” format. This more formal wording of user stories takes longer to think about and […]

Scrum & Kanban – Compare and Contrast

April 8, 2009

Henrik Kniberg has put together a good article on the similarities and differences of Scrum & Kanban here: http://blog.crisp.se/henrikkniberg/2009/04/03/1238795520000.html On the whole a pretty good article. I don’t fully agree with the section that talks about using estimates if you need predictability. Estimates are simply a prediction of the future but real predictability comes from […]

Priority Tokens

March 25, 2008

I met up with Karl Scotland just before Easter for a chat about our experiences with Kanban systems and whilst reviewing his information radiator we talked about the idea of having numbered priority tokens for each of the WIP limit slots as a way of keeping teams focussed on priority, even for the work actually […]