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Sep
12
comment With agile, what do when a user story doesn't get completed in an iteration?
It really depends on whether you want to prescribe to "Scrum Proper" or if your team is just "agile" in some way, shape, or form......
Aug
4
comment Agile Retrospective Ideas
Should I change the "GAMES" to "Exercises?" .... the best feedback I've ever gotten from teams is when we have exercises at retrospectives. Bar none.
Aug
3
comment Is there a software methodology newer than Agile?
What about "WAGILEFALL"?
Jul
27
comment Funding Agile Projects
Lisa Crispin and David Norton from Gartner have some good ideas about "Selling Agile." Take a look at what they have to say: bit.ly/rlRF4U
May
9
comment Mobile App Development Language Converter?
Thanks for the feedback David
May
9
comment Mobile App Development Language Converter?
Not a PHP Ninja... more like an Assassin! :)
May
3
comment Are certifications through O'Reilly worthwhile?
+1 agree with this. Personality/character gets you the job... most of the time
May
3
comment how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers
+1 for ninja reference. I would prefer guru though...
May
3
comment Proving Yourself
Agreed. There is value in spending 4+ years learning a topic. The real question is whether you'll pay $10K a year to go to a school or $50K... But... who knows these days, we've all met terrible managers who have MBA's from prestigious uni's...
May
3
comment Thoughts on Agile / Scrum Certifications - Worth it?
Thanks so much Al for your feedback! I really like your #1 point. That is a huge "everyone get on the same page" for a team
May
3
comment Mobile App Development Language Converter?
Thanks. Appreciate the feedback... Any specific tools in mind?
May
3
comment Thoughts on Agile / Scrum Certifications - Worth it?
Good point here. Experience is key
May
3
comment What makes a good Scrum Master?
Ha! Good one... The question really is... is there someone out there that can embody all? Is there the perfect ScrumMaster?
May
2
comment What makes a good Scrum Master?
thanks. I'm getting better at it. Not perfect! Though... we do have good stuff :)
Apr
30
comment Is it possible for a one-man start-up to follow agile methods like Scrum?
No problem. I use a personal kanban board at home. Seriously would suggest anyone to use it for their personal life!
Feb
25
comment Is fixing bugs made by other people a good approach?
He whom hath created thy code should fix thy code
Feb
22
comment Can scrum master allocate tasks?
+1 Martin - Exactly. It's a framework. No need to be dogmatic or purist in your approach.
Feb
21
comment What roles do people take after scrum master/technical lead?
UBER ScrumMaster
Feb
18
comment What management/development practices do you change when a team of 1-3 developers grows to 10+?
What a great "problem" to have. Congrats on the growing team!
Feb
14
comment What are creative ways to unblock a development team?
Oh! I like the suggestion of updating documentation. Good one!