Should the Daily Standup Be Person-by-Person or Story-by-Story?

Mike Cohn raises an interesting and topical issue about how to indicate what you are working on at a daily stand-up meeting. In our project we are currently working on an iteration where all the stories overlap and interact. Our usual approach is that each developer grabs a story and works on it until its …

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Don’t push requirements – pull information

It must be that end-to-end software production process is on my mind. I keep spotting interesting articles about the topic. Here’s one from Digital Dim Sum which delves into the way that requirements find their way into development, contrasting a “push” of requirements with a “pull” of information.. Don’t push requirements – pull information | …

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Planning using post-its and spreadsheets

A short article about planning and organising a project using post-its and/or a spreadsheet to associate tasks with phases. The interesting thing about this article for me is the explicit mention that the process is cyclic and iterative, rather than linear. Tasks are expected to move around the phases in a variety of directions, and …

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Experiments in Agile Estimation: Planning Poker

Estimation for agile processes is a bit of an odd duck. One the one hand it needs to be done before work starts, but on the other hand, the more such stuff is done before work starts, the less agile the process becomes. To overcome this apparent contradiction, several people have tried to devise more …

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