The value of a ScrumMaster

In June 2014 a new ScrumMaster was brought in to work with an existing and established development team At the point of joining the team had already raised concerns about environments and tools but the team had been unable to express specific issues that could be resolved, these problems had been intermittent for most of the…

A tale of two engineers.

There are two ships travelling a busy shipping route, each ship has a complex engine and the engineering team has a chief engineer. Both ships are a similar age and size. The first ship has a very busy chief engineer running this way and that, fixing any and every problem that comes up, he knows…

Estimating at a project level.

One of the most difficult aspects of the transition to Agile is the confusion over how estimation is done. Estimation is difficult, the experts suggest that even with a full picture of what is required and with clear detailed and fixed requirements, the best estimators cannot realistically estimate better than within a 25% margin of error. It’s easily possible…