Hofstadter’s Law

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Things will take longer than you expect even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law In other words; I knew this task was going to take longer, I quoted extra, and it still took longer than that!! And when I think of the #NoEstimates debate that argues to NOT estimate at the detail level and instead If […]

No Estimates…No plan?

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I came across this fascinating post over at Neil Killick’s blog titled… No Estimates Part 1 – Doing Scrum without estimates. Check it out over here. Following on from my Agile Myths and Selection Criteria presentation I wrote back in late 2013, Neil now offers an amazing insight into doing the exact opposite from what we […]

Showcase…time to celebrate

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I was recently asked to contribute to recent “showcase” and when I read the email my heart jumped and I thought – OMG we don’t have anything to talk about. A quick chat to one of my product owners to check if they wanted to showcase our tech spike from the previous sprint…….”nope I, um no I […]

Agile myths and selection criteria

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I work for IAG (Insurance Australia Group) and we have a I would suggest a small but mature Agile community of Scrum Masters, Iteration Managers projects and teams all delivering in an Agile framework largely built on Scrum. We also have many teams and projects using more traditional forms of management such as Waterfall. As […]