Category Archives: stakeholders

Goals vs. Capabilities

Every project worth doing has a vision, and someone who’s championed that vision and fought for the budget. That person is┬áthe primary stakeholder. (This person is the real product owner; anyone else is just a proxy with a title.) In … Continue reading

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Discrete vs. Continuous Capabilities

A capability is more than just being able to do something. The word which describes being able to do something is ability. I do sometimes use this while describing what a capability is, but there are connotations there that are … Continue reading

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BDD Before The Tools

Another client approached me today about BDD and using tools like Cucumber to automate scenarios. There are a few things I’d love to teams see develop as a focus before heading down the tools path. You may already be doing … Continue reading

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The Five Whos

Many of the companies I visit start with much the same problem: the development team aren’t collaborating effectively either internally or with the business, so they would like to adopt Agile, or better forms of Agile. Usually these are pretty … Continue reading

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Who are your Users?

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while, and reading “Metaphors we live by” has given me some language and ideas to express it in. So here goes. Requirements come from above In a straw-man Waterfall project, requirements are … Continue reading

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