Category Archives: scrum

A Really Common Problem

I haven’t written in a while for various reasons, and will probably post more about the climate later (being an even bigger and more important problem), but today I wanted to write about a Really Common Problem that I keep … Continue reading

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Scrum and Kanban: both the same, only different

When I started coaching Agile methodologies, I didn’t know how much I didn’t know. I had come from Thoughtworks, a company whose tools and processes are mostly driven by Extreme Programming, aka XP. In that respect, most of what I … Continue reading

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Splitting stories into tasks – when, why and how (or not)

Before I write anything about this, I’d like to clarify what I mean by a task and a story. A feature is something tangible that works and which we could potentially deliver, if it was enough to provide business benefit. … Continue reading

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Done with Chickens and Pigs

If you’re not familiar with the concept of Chickens and Pigs, it’s based on an old joke in which a chicken and a pig set up a restaurant. The chicken wants to call it “Ham’n’Eggs”. The pig says, “No thanks. … Continue reading

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Scrum vs. Kanban: FIGHT!

Scrum: Hm, you’re rather small. Are you sure you want to do this? Kanban: Bring it. Scrum: Right. I represent a fundamental mindshift in the way that people do projects. Kanban: So do I. My mindshift is different to yours; … Continue reading

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Love for Pigs and Chickens

A phrase frequently used in the Scrum teams I’ve been involved in – as well as a few of the XP teams – is “Pigs and Chickens”. Googling the origin, I found out where it came from. Like many terms … Continue reading

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