Does anyone actually think that a Burn Down Chart contributes one iota to creating Better Software Sooner? In my view, it is one of the most anti-agile things that we can do and it provides absolutely no value to anyone other than perhaps the executive suite so that they can have a nice, warm fuzzy feeling that we have a pretty chart that has a nice slope to it and it looks like the one from last sprint.
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Occam’s Razor is a principle of simplicity that eliminates assumptions in support of a conclusion. The principle is valuable in virtually every aspect of life, but it essential to the success of software projects – in particular large complex ones. One of the guiding principles of Agile Methods it that we focus most on the things that provided the greatest value and Occam’s Razor is a valuable tool that helps maintain that focus.
A Simple Way to Calculate the Velocity of Your Agile Teams and Projects Whenever the work is itself light, it becomes necessary, in order to economize time, to increase the… Continue Reading
(flickr: Sven Hein) This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. (Winston Churchill) Background In my post on Agile Project Charters I outlined the… Continue Reading
All software has defects of some sort – we know that. If left unresolved, some defects can have cataclysmic consequences while others are so minor that they go unnoticed by… Continue Reading
What Comes First? Index cards for Saturday morning chores (alandd from flickr) You’ve spoken to all of your stakeholders, maybe had a workshop or two, gathered all of the input,… Continue Reading
An Agile Project Charter The Problem What the customer really needed (Click on image for full size view) Any project can fail, and any project can fail for a seemingly… Continue Reading