From CI to CD – Sometimes It’s the Simple Things

Joel Tosi Coaching, DevJam News

Helping teams as a coach is sometimes as simple as making them aware of practices and techniques they don’t know, often because they’re too busy getting work done to stay current with newer practices and techniques. At times, even simple things can make their world a whole lot better. Helping a Team Reframe a Problem I recently had an experience where I was …

How to Write Small, Valuable Stories

Dion Stewart Coaching, Coaching Page News, DevJam News, News

The Problem Chances are you’ve been there. You’re planning a sprint with your team and you know the stories are too big to be completed within the sprint. You propose a way of breaking the stories down, only to be told your breakdown is no good because each story no longer has business value or customer benefit. Worse yet, you’re …

Finding the Big Picture: Planning with Journeys at AgileEE 2013

Andy McGrath Dude Presentations, News

Check out David Hussman’s behind-the-scences interview from Agile Eastern Europe, the largest and most renowned Agile conference in Eastern Europe, where he talks about zooming-out from small sprints to find what’s really valuable. To see the whole talk click here. Then for info on David’s next speaking event How to Build the Wrong Thing Faster and Learn From It at TriAgile April 16 in …

Dude’s Law, Gordon Pask and The Shoveler

David Hussman Coaching, DevJam News, Dude Publications, News

In 2010, I was awarded The Gordon Pask Award. When asked why, the committee told me it was “so that I continued doing the work I was doing”, or pragmatically coaching and teaching agility. Joe Rainsberger was kind enough to call me “a builder of community builders” and Jeff Patton told me that I “play the ball where it lies”  (instead of telling people they …