Monthly Archives: April 2014

Experiences with Retrospectives

Recently I’ve found an excellent website on Retrospectives: Retromat, with a very useful booklet as well (which unfortunately is out of print at the moment). I am now using this as my basis for retros all the time! Retromat assumes you’re … Continue reading

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User Stories / Velocity / Bugs

VRAAG Nogmaals bedankt voor de cursus, het was echt leerzaam. Ik had nog een kleine vraag m.b.t. storypoints/userstories. Je had aangegeven dat we de kleinste userstory op 1 gingen zetten qua storypoints. Maar zoals het voorbeeld waarbij we de userstory … Continue reading

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Multi-disciplinary teams, not multi-disciplinary persons!

In the teams I am coaching at the moment, I noticed an interesting misunderstanding of the concept of multi-disciplinary (or cross-functional) teams. Or, maybe, it’s more of a caricature than a misunderstanding. When I state that a good Agile or … Continue reading

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Why use story points?

Why do we use Story Points? Story points are often used as unit of estimation in Scrum projects. Why do we use them, and what is the advantage of story points over estimates in hours? To answer that question, we … Continue reading

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