Before you start debating story points versus no estimates, let’s examine what can go wrong when a team uses Planning Poker® with Story Points to estimate their work.
Over the past ten years, I worked with over a hundred development teams and they all had one common characteristic: they typically didn’t use pair programming as a technique to deliver software. Some teams talked about pair programming and liked the idea of it, but for some reason(s) they still didn’t pair. This raises the question so why won’t they pair? In my experience there are many obstacles to pair programming and collaboration. Many teams cooperate very well but don’t actually collaborate. Collaboration is a key aspect of pair programming, as it trust.
Did you know? On average, large IT projects run 45% over budget and 7% over time, while delivering 56% less value than predicted. It seems like Agile is everywhere. So, what’s all the fuss about? Project Cooks has scoured and researched and asked the important questions because we believe in Agile, and we believe in the training we provide our clients.
There’s no worse waste in any company than time. Add value and efficiency to your team, product manager and ScrumMaster’s day with a more effective daily scrum. Here are 5 rules for an effective scrum.
Mastering a new way to complete projects takes time. It takes knowledgeable leaders, open-minded employees and the right tools. Rolling out an Agile development process is just this sort of thing. You can’t show a fancy PowerPoint presentation and believe everyone gets it. You also can’t expect everyone to know why you’re actually adopting such a methodology.
You’ve heard the terms ‘Agile’ and ‘Scrum’ and wonder if they’re a passing fad or the latest enablement solution. I’ve built a career deciphering between the two, teaching clients why Agile works and the best ways to increase R.O.I. with as little overhead as possible. Want to know why? Read on for the ultimate list of benefits seen adopting an Agile process and why it’s not just today’s marketing buzzword.