We have a tendency to create new labels for concepts that are similar to, but slightly different than existing concepts. Some of these labels include Scrum, Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Feature Injection. Are these labels helpful? I’m not so sure they always are.
With my work done, I spent Tuesday attending sessions and acting as the prodigal product owner at the Agile Philanthropy Dev Lab. Here are some summaries of the sessions I attended, including Bob Sutton’s Keynote, a great talk on BDD, and a discussion around why the Product Owner Idea is not such a good one.
I recently saw probably the best description of agile I have ever seen, from PMNetwork, the magazine of the Project Management Institute. The article discusses the agile movement 10 years after the signing of the Agile Manifesto, and interviewed four of the signatories in order to get an informed perspective. In response to a question [...]
“Too much fun? What’s that mean? It’s like too much money, there’s no such thing” Trace Adkins “I Ain’t Never Had Too Much Fun” On an agile project, is there possibly such a thing as too much collaboration? Collaboration is one of the cornerstones of the agile mindset. We’re reminded about it in several places: [...]
The end of one year and the beginning of the next brought with it a slew of posts covering the top trends for just about every field. I’ve run across three so far, all of them providing a different perspective, some I agree with, some I don’t. Regardless of my thoughts, they deserve reading: Glenn [...]
After an inexcusably long delay, here is another post on one of the sessions from Agile 2011. This one, Agile Thinking for Business Analysis: Going Beyond User Stories was presented by Steve Adolph & Shane Hastie. The premise of the session was that although User Stories are the “industry standard” way of documenting requirements in [...]