Necessary and sufficient

One of the teams I work with is about midway through a project, and we're starting to take stock of what's gone well and what we've learnt that we could do better next time. (This kind of reflection is normal and healthy in an agile environment. It's when you don't »

Painting by numbers

I'm a real fan of estimating things by doing relative sizing with planning poker cards. The cards mean everyone gets a say, the Fibonacci-like number sequence of the deck avoids getting bogged down in differentiating between tiny graduations in task complexity, and the relative nature of the sizing… ...well, that »