Agile Metaphor

Reading Time: 5 minutes Family, friends, even colleagues ask me what agile is. To answer this question and to explain it in an easy to comprehend way, I use a metaphor. I tell them about preparing a product development project, learning on the job, having fun and experimenting during the entire process, without losing Read more…

Constant Pace

Reading Time: 5 minutes Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly. These are two principles of the Agile Manifesto. In this blogpost, I’ll Read more…

User Stories Aren’t One-liners

Reading Time: 3 minutes User stories… in the agile environment everybody is talking about them. And almost everybody is writing them, or at least trying to. I’ve written hundreds, maybe thousands of user stories. They weren’t all great, especially in the beginning of my career. But over time the stories became better and better, Read more…