Retorspective Technique. Weather report

I have conducted a few retrospectives using the weather report as a sort of break in method to try and help the group engage with one another more and find out their mood. I printed off some cards with some symbols printed on them to represent some weather patterns.  Sun, Sun / Cloud, Thunder and Rain. Continue reading “Retorspective Technique. Weather report”

The Agile Manifesto

The Agile Manifesto is a statement of the principles that underpin agile software development.  The Manifesto was derived by representatives of various new methodologies such as Scrum and extreme programming where they saw the need for lightweight methodologies to replace the traditionally used heavy weight ones. The 12 principles of the Agile Manifesto are: Our highest priorityContinue reading “The Agile Manifesto”

The Product Backlog

The Product Backlog is like a a wish list of requirements.  The Backlog is like a living list that is always changing as stories are added, prioritized and deprioritized daily.  It is the Product Owners job to keep the Product Backlog Items prioritized and constantly groomed to to allow maximum efficiency. Not only is prioritizationContinue reading “The Product Backlog”

Daily Scrum Mistakes.

After researching techniques that would improve my Daily Scrum.  I thought I would highlight some mistakes that can occur within a Daily Scrum Meeting that you can further improve to make your Daily Scrum more appealing. I read an article on “Scrum from the Trenches” Daily Scrum Mistakes  that echo’s some of the sentiments feltContinue reading “Daily Scrum Mistakes.”

Google Tech Talk. Agile Testing

Google Tech TalksDecember 9, 2005 Elisabeth Hendrickson ABSTRACTAs more teams are adopting Agile practices such as XP and Scrum, software testing teams are being asked to become “Agile” as well. But what does that mean? Is the Agile label yet another buzzword? Or could it be Agile practices are actually changing the way software isContinue reading “Google Tech Talk. Agile Testing”

Handling Bugs in an Agile Context

Handling Bugs in an Agile Context This is an interesting article that was passed to me by a friend, thanks Mel!  The article is based around the handling of Bugs in Agile Development.  This has made me think about the way that my own team handle our Bugs.  As QA and Scrum Master for myContinue reading “Handling Bugs in an Agile Context”