Tag: agile

Delivering early

“Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.” The Agile Manifesto When I am working with cross-functional development teams, I use the storyboarding technique to help the team break down their work. This usually involves identifying an MVP and creating a prioritised backlog. I also encourage the…

Read the full article

Technical debt vs. Maintenance debt

Agile software development is about adapting to change, about continuously learning what the customer wants. The team breaks down the solution into small pieces, delivering working software in every iteration that the customer can evaluate and give feedback on. In order to be able to learn faster, the initial releases may sacrifice best practice (in…

Read the full article

An introduction to Agile

In this article I will discuss how to get started with Agile in the most hands-on way possible, with no discussion of frameworks and methodologies. I believe it is important to understand the essence of Agile first, as it is easy to be overwhelmed with all of the techniques and tools that have evolved from…

Read the full article

The Delivery Storyboard

Storyboarding, or user story mapping, as described by Jeff Patton, is a central part of our Agile development process. We use it whenever we are doing feature discovery and it helps us structure our ideas without constraining the discussion. A lot of what we do involves integrations with other team’s deliveries, usually two or more…

Read the full article