Posts tagged "project management"

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 … »

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 … »

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, … »

Where is the corruption of agile?

Dave Thomas wrote a blog post called “Agile is dead (Long live agility)“. In the blog post, he claims the use of “do Agile right” as a way to profit, whereas it should make people – developers specially – to deliver valuable software more effectively. It had a huge impact in the community in a … »

Improve your agile estimates using the Ruler Score

The formal definition of estimate is “an approximate judgment or calculation of the value, amount, time or size of something”. In a software development project, estimates are important to help us predict how much time will be necessary in order to finish a set of activities, or to select and prioritize scope for a release … »