Monthly Archives: January 2011

Now about this thing called estimation

Is estimation generally a worthwhile endeavor?  I really used think so.  I actually promoted multiple levels of estimation in an effort narrow the “cone of uncertainty”.  I’m not sure I’m proud of that.  However, for about a year now, I’ve … Continue reading

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How do you measure productivity

How do you measure your teams productivity? The way you measure productivity directly impacts the improvement processes that are implemented.  Traditional management science focuses us on metrics such as worker utilization i.e. how hard are workers working and then subsequent … Continue reading

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How long are your iterations?

One of the predominant goals of the Agile movement is to have software development teams deliver software in regular yet meaningful increments.  Out of this the was born the idea of short time-boxes of development cycles with specific delivery goals … Continue reading

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Does Your Team Have An Agile Coach

A recent e-mail exchange with a former co-worker of mine reminded me of something I believe is critical to the success of agile teams and that is the presence of an “agile coach” on the team.  There needs to be … Continue reading

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Uche Okafor – RIP

For my generation, the golden era of Nigerian football (soccer here in North America) at the senior level was probably between 1990 – 1996 when the Super Eagles won the Nations Cup and lost in the Italy in the round … Continue reading

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