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Product & tech. Pioneer of slicing heuristics & #NoEstimates. Tottenham & England fan. Aus is home. 26 in Victoria at #Snooker. @SpursOfficial #COYS
Sep 25, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Any imposed process, explicit (e.g. you must do standups) or implicit (e.g. you must do #agile) is likely to result in anything ranging from low performance to dysfunction. 1/ High performance comes from imposing enabling constraints (e.g. ensure we have a shippable product at all times, ensure we have a frequent feedback loop with the customer, ensure you are continuously improving), not process. 2/
Jul 5, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
For questions about practices in #Scrum, there are only ever TWO answers. If the context of the question is about the framework itself, and thus the Scrum Guide explicitly answers it, then there's your answer. For all other questions, the answer is "it depends on the context". For example, I just saw a question in a #Scrum Master group: "What is the role of the PO in daily standup?" A long thread of opinionated answers ensued. NO! If you're a Scrum Master, & you are using Scrum, the answer is simple - it's the "daily scrum", & it is for the developers.
Apr 20, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
Trying a new angle for teaching story slicing, one of the biggest struggles for teams attempting #agile ways of working and arguably the most important practice to understand, given we are trying to deliver value to customers in very short cycles. Read on if you are interested. The way I see it, there are 3 levels of story slicing, each of which is beneficial and necessary to be able to deliver shippable increments consistently in 2 wks or less. I am currently calling them Capability Slicing, Functional Slicing and Implementation Slicing. What are they?