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

Agile So Far – August 2015

Our last couple of iterations have been challenging in that old issues are popping up again and some bad habits/coping mechanisms have snuck back in. I’m also realizing that there are times that we are very much an island in need of stronger, more solid connections with the other teams we depend so much on. Building connections when … 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

Velocity – Reporting vs Predicting Progress

This is my team’s burndown chart, what we use to communicate progress across all groups and how we measure progress    against the plan. You may notice that there are a few data points that aren’t typical in most Agile burndowns; the first being that we don’t measure progress in story points and the second that … Continue reading

July 2015 – Goals

Projects We recently took over support for two existing .Net applications, both of which have a significant amount of technical debt, while we’ve been able to fix things it’s getting to the point where we really need to decide if we’re going to push for a rewrite or continue on this path of patching. I’m … Continue reading