When a development team introduces new technology to solve a problem, they are adding a long term cost, too, even though it may not be obvious. This is one way … Continue reading The cost of new technology
A programme manager colleague once told me about the report he created to keep his programme board up to date with progress. It was a room. On the walls of … Continue reading The three dimensional progress report
The other day I was watching Craig Larman discuss the LeSS framework for large scale agile development. In the video he says many prescritive frameworks address compliance by saying it’s … Continue reading Mistaking frameworks as toolkits
One of the questions that arises with many teams I work with is: Is it worth spending an iteration (or more) not delivering any features but just working on our … Continue reading Should we stop to address technical debt…?
I’ve been (re)reading a bit about “risk appetite” again recently. Some of the reading includes messages saying it’s a confusing term, it’s a bad idea, or that it’s a good … Continue reading Specific risk guidance is troublesome
How do we tackle a piece of investigation in an incremental manner? It’s much easier when we’re delivering a tangible thing—we stand up at our show and tell, and say … Continue reading Delivering incremental value in an investigation
A short time ago I wrote about the importance of having a value statement, which is a short statement of the value that a project (or programme or team) is … Continue reading Expressing value statements with measures