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Toward a new modified Release Burnup Chart

Modified Release Burnup v1.31 with visualizations for Defects and Quality Improvements

Over the years I have always instructed Agile Team to not point Defects, or Spikes or Technical Debt, etc.  Many of us Agile Coaches taught this way, it wasn’t just me.  Then along came a blog post by Mike Cohn about recommending pointing Defects ( LINK).   I chewed on this for quite some time… Read More

The Ball Game

I first read about The Ball Game about 7 years ago.  Maybe it wasn’t 7 years ago but it was long enough ago that I don’t even remember my first encounter.  It was created by Boris Gloger (Kudo’s Boris) and frankly it’s brilliant.  It has all the hallmarks of a great learning game 1) it’s… Read More

Agile “Defects” Explained

Agile “Defects” Explained You won’t find a definition of Defect in the Agile Manifesto, Lean Software Development or Kanban but we all know we encounter problems and bugs in Software Development Projects but “Defects” are optional.  So what is my definition of a Defect in Agile Software Development? What is my definition of a Defect… Read More

Is there an Agile Coaches Playbook?

I was once challenged on LinkedIn with a question about Agile Playbooks and if I had one that I used. My response was that I don’t have just one Playbook but multiple playbooks.  The, the Scrum Guide, Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn, The Art of Agile Development by James Shore, Lean Software… Read More

What is the most part of an Agile Project?

Software Development

This is a very difficult question to answer as there are so many important aspects of any software development project.  However, in my experience if a Project (any kind of Project) isn’t begun correctly a team will have one painful experience after another throughout the project, not the least of which is a lack of… Read More