Agile Cymru (Wales) -Cardiff 2015

March 19, 2015 craigstrong 0

Agile Cymru in association with Adaptagility, is a jam-packed 2 day conference with presentations from leading experts in the agile space. The conference will take place in the heart of Cardiff and the home of the Welsh Arts – the Millennium Centre on July 7 and 8, 2015.
As the first of its kind to grace the capital of Wales, Agile Cymru is all set to inspire and educate those of the Welsh community looking for a more collaborative, flexible and responsive way of working. The event format will consist of interactive and storytelling workshops, giving first-hand advice and techniques to attendees, from industry experts and practitioners.

Strong And Agile Software Development Teams

Facilitating Distributed Team Retrospectives

November 10, 2013 craigstrong 14

Working with distributed teams as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach or Facilitator can be difficult. There is no substitute for face to face communication, but sometimes this isn’t feasible. When the show must go on, there are some simple tips and tools to try which can help facilitate the session.

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Deciding What To Do Using A Decision Making Graph

June 16, 2013 craigstrong 0

Sometimes it can be time consuming or difficult to decide what to do next. Often you can end up working on the next item in a list, but this may not necessary be the most valuable thing to do. This simple and visual focusing technique can help teams decide what to take on given that there is limited time and the most value wants to be achieved.

Hourglass Scrumban Board

The Hourglass Scrum-Ban Board

March 31, 2013 craigstrong 10

As we have progressed as a scrum team, our board has evolved in line with our continuous improvement ethos. Heavily influenced by the Theory Of Constraints, we introduced WIP limits on user stories and the board by restricting the number of lanes. We have seen team and productivity benefits when adopting some of these simple changes.

Top Gear Retrospective

Top Gear Agile Retrospective

March 27, 2013 craigstrong 0

Retrospectives can be one of the most valuable sessions in Scrum and Agile teams. Often they can become boring and less useful to the team and they can fall into an administrative process with less value. This post is about sharing a recent retrospective session that was fun, engaging and got results using a Top Gear theme to explore, identify and resolve issues to benefit the team and ultimately the business.

Software Bug

Should Bugs Exist In The Product Backlog

December 20, 2012 craigstrong 1

The concept of bugs has been around since the early days of software and we treat them the same now as we did then. When working by value from a single backlog, we should think differently by thinking by value. Do bugs really exist ? Do we put bugs in the product backlog ? What value to bug tracking tools really have ?

Super Hero Scrum Board

Super Hero Scrum Board

November 10, 2012 craigstrong 6

We decided to change our scrum board to look a bit more fun and interesting. So we created a web like board aka the “Super Hero Scrum Board” based on a “Bulls Eye” concept. Not only is it more fun and interested, but it creates a visual focus on Done.