5 No Estimates Decision-Making Strategies

4.4 07 One of the questions that I and other #NoEstimates proponents hear quite often is: How can we make decisions on what projects we should do next, without considering the estimated time it takes to deliver a set of functionality? Although this is a valid question, I know there are many alternatives to the …

Lean Change Management: A Truly Agile Change Management approach

0.0 00 “I’ve been working in this company for a long time, we’ve tried everything. We’ve tried involving the teams, we’ve tried training senior management, but nothing sticks! We say we want to be agile, but…” Many people in organizations that try to adopt agile will have said this at some point. Not every company …

Tired of useless boring planning meetings? Read on, I’ve got a solution for you

0.0 00 In a meeting today I was graphically reminded of how some of the basic concepts in software development still escape many of us. Case in point, the meaning of capacity. In many people’s minds capacity still means “how many man-hours we have have available for real work”. This is plain wrong. Let’s decompose …

Admitting mistakes is the first step to learning, not just for you, but also for your team and company

0.0 00 Here is an excellent piece from the blog Evolving excellence about how a worker at Toyota battled his fear of admitting a mistake and was rewarded by his pears and supervisor for not hiding, but rather disclosing the mistake he had done. Admitting you committed a mistake is a very important part of …