Posts tagged "Agile"

Power of the metrics: Don’t use average to forecast deadlines

Almost all project stakeholders are used to ask for deadlines when the subject is software development. Every time I face this type of question I usually answer something like this: — “Well, the only thing I know is that uncertainty is one of the few certainties about software development, so let’s look at the team’s … »

How to do remote meetings effectively

Several teams, different locations. As technology evolves, this scenario gets more and more common. When you need to set up a meeting between distributed teams, it usually leads to frustration. Noise, poor sound quality, interruptions and lack of focus tend to erode communication and make things chaotic. As a consultancy, we have learned a lot … »

O aprendizado a partir de indicadores ágeis

Desenvolver software é algo que traz naturalmente uma carga de incerteza, afinal de contas, envolve uma mistura de desafios técnicos e dúvidas de negócio. Independente do processo ou framework adotado pelo time (ex. Scrum, Kanban, Cascata, etc.); clientes, usuários e stakeholders demandarão uma resposta quando o assunto diz respeito ao prazo de entrega do produto … »

Empirical knowledge formalization in project retrospectives

All software projects are challenging, although not all at the same level. Even the easiest projects are tough and demand attention in order to make good decisions and adjust the course. There are plenty of ways of doing so, like sprint retrospectives, where the good and the bad things are exposed and discussed. But, another … »

What Guardians of the Galaxy teach us about agile teams

Yeah, it might seem a little bit lame at first, but the whole idea is to talk about agile teams, so do not nitpick about the metaphors and examples using the movie. This post has spoilers, so if you have not watched Guardians of the Galaxy yet, go there and watch it, but come back … »

How to deal with user stories that are not finished in one sprint

One of the most common questions discussed among the Agile Community is what should be done when a team doesn’t finish a user story (US) in a sprint? How can people track the progress made on an incomplete user story? In this blog post, I’ll share our approach to this question. According to the community, … »