Measuring Success – Projecting

We ended last year with of an average of 40 completed points per iteration.  It’s much less than what I thought we were going to have and I’m still a little on the fence as to what exactly causes the gap between our planned and actual points, and it’s likely more than one cause (more … Continue reading

Goals – January 2016

Well based on my ability to post in the last six months, writing should probably be at the top of my list for goals this January. I’ve been a little consumed with day to day work, volunteer work and life lately but here I am again and I’ll do my best to catch up and … Continue reading

Velocity – Understanding Your Points

I started this project to help me find the right data points to assist not only with better iteration planning but also to help me plan future iterations with a solid estimate of what we typically complete. I started off by looking at our Velocity, typically the number you use but not something we find … Continue reading

Fav Biz Links – July 2015

My favorite short reads from July: The Argument Against 5-Year-Plans: You Can’t Stay Adaptable Without Room to Change I recently went through an exercise where I was to take a moment and picture my future in 6 month, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years and 10 years. The first two were easy; I know what … Continue reading

Manage Your Day-to-Day – Routines & Focus

This year my team chose a book by Behance – 99U Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind. This book is a collection of essays written by some of my favorite authors (Gretchen Rudin, Seth Godin, and Dan Ariely) and promises to help you tackle your day by … Continue reading