The Agile Manifesto Principles: Maximizing through Simplicity
The Agile Manifesto Principles: Satisfy the Customer
Ryan Kenney, senior consultant at Coveros, chats with TechWell Community Manager Owen Gotimer about the Agile Manifesto principle of simplicity: “Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential.” Continue the conversation with Ryan and Owen on the TechWell Hub Originally published on AgileConnection.
The Agile Manifesto Principles: Deliver Working Software
As with any business, customers have to be the highest priority when delivering software. It’s not enough to deliver software that simply works; the software must work for and do what the customer needs it to do.
The Agile Manifesto Principles: Promote Sustainable Pace
Bob Foster, technical manager at Coveros, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the Agile Manifesto principle of delivering working software: “Working software is the primary measure of progress.” Continue the conversation with Bob and Owen on the TechWell Hub. Originally posted on AgileConnection.
What is agile, part 3
Individuals want to improve their skills, teams want to create more, and everyone wants to go faster. However, improving skills and creating more both require time: something we have a finite amount of.
STARCANADA 2019 Preview: Document Generation for Regulated Industries
For part 2: https://www.coveros.com/what-is-agile-part-2/ For part 1: https://www.coveros.com/what-is-agile-part-1/ Where I have seen agile implemented properly, practices were followed that were non-intuitive but effective. A couple examples will help: It is a known statistic (2015 Chaos report) that the smaller the project, the higher the likelihood of success – by a significant margin. ” It was […]
Breathing Life into Your Daily Standup
Are you someone working within a regulated industry that has extensive documentation requirements? Or does your company or client insist that you adhere to a documentation-heavy process? Although you may be thinking that the agile ideal that you have been striving for is now just a pipe dream, fear not! If you’ll be at STARCANADA […]
What is agile, part 2
Everywhere I go, everyone seems to agree that the Daily Scrum should not be a status meeting. However, a consistent complaint I hear is, “our daily standup has become a status meeting.” How did we get here? Part of the problem is the typical guidance given to Scrum Masters about facilitating this meeting. This guidance […]
Hiring for Agile Team Members
(for the first part, see https://www.coveros.com/what-is-agile-part-1/ ) Strategies for greater effectiveness had been discussed and applied since the earliest days of software development. What set agile apart was the shared understanding on these techniques by some of the most mindful and collaborative developers of their generation. They convened to decide on the intersection of their […]
2 Good Practices Agile Says You Don’t Need
One of my colleagues recently asked me how I interview people who have agile experience listed on their resume. I gave him some pointers, and it got me started thinking, “How do I interview for Agile experience?”. So building on the thoughts I gave him here is what I do. I start by looking at […]
There are lots of good practices that people will tell you aren’t agile. Usually this comes from people who read a book on Scrum or Extreme Programming and took it literally. But agile is not methods and tools associated with a particular methodology; as long as you follow the agile principles, anything is fair game.