If I mentioned a ‘Sprint Report’ to most teams, I’d expect a response along the lines of: A report on what we did in the Sprint? That sounds a bit over the top, doesn’t it?! You’ll be suggesting I do a Gantt chart next! Although I’d prefer something tangible for users… Read More »Sprint Reports
Inspiration sometimes comes from unlikely places. Last weekend, I took my children to the Story Museum in Oxford for a reading of The BFG (by the amazing stage actor Anthony Pedley). Anyone with children will know what happens after any such event: there is an obligatory trip to the gift… Read More »Down with the kids
2 tips from cognitive psychology for getting things done in agile teams Everyone wants their teams to be successful and accomplish their goals. Small ‘a’ agile approaches to work seem to be everywhere now, but have you ever wondered how the various agile/Scrum/Kanban concepts can be supported by cognitive psychology… Read More »Tips for getting things done
Story, Epic or even Saga, what is the difference? David Lowe’s post from last year gives a good description of each. However, in my opinion, there is not much difference. A story, epic or saga all narrate the type of user, the need of the user, and the value returned… Read More »Don’t forget to add in the conversation
What is the difference between an epic and a theme? What is a story? Is a task testable in its own right? Can you work on an epic in a sprint? The opening session of the London Agile Discussion Group (LADG) looked at these basic terms to see if there… Read More »Theme, Epic, Story, Task
What makes a good user story? Is it as simple as just following the format advocated by many Scrum practitioners: As a <who>, I want <what> so that <why> For example: as a user I want to be able to add a product to a wishlist so that I can… Read More »What makes a good user story?