Calculating the Velocity of Your Agile Projects

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 velocity. Charles Babbage What is Agile Velocity? The calculation of Velocity in physics is pretty straightforward, and if memory serves me correctly, it is the […]

Estimating Effort For Your Agile Stories

Wrong Way – Go Back (flickr – naz’s stuff) The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence. (Henry Ford) The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth. (François […]

Five Simple Steps to Agile Risk Management

(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 embarrassingly high failure rate of software projects. Success rates today are only marginally better than they were when the Standish Group released its first Chaos […]