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Never Let The Customer Forget

April 9, 2009

So no matter how hard you work and how much stuff you deliver I’ve always been amazed at how easily the customer forgets what you’ve done when things aren’t going so well or they can’t get what they want (*enter customer stomping feet and throwing tantrum*). So one thing I’ve had teams doing over the […]

Whole Team Stand-up

April 9, 2009

I’ve lost track of what people are saying is best practise for stand-ups nowadays. I know what works for me and the teams I’m working with and one of these things is including your stakeholders/customer. Don’t just include them but actually have them answer the same questions as the team. My experience has been they […]

Software Development is a Team Sport

April 8, 2009

So recently I heard of a team that is using Scrum and their manager had decided to have a “Person of the Iteration” award for the person that completes the most points in a Iteration. I think this totally misses the point of Agile being a team of people working together to get as much […]