Reasons why your team has trouble adopting Agile

Moving a team to Agile can have benefits- if your organization has committed to moving their methodology to an Agile based (Scrum, Kanban, XP, FDD, Crystal, Lean) and things aren’t going smoothly there can be any number of reasons that account for this. Culture: Agile requires an organization that is flat, relies on accountability and […]

Scope Creep: The Agile Edition

I previously posted about Scope Creep outside the Agile Framework, so this post is dealing with how you deal with scope creep inside the agile framework. First, I should define what we’re considering scope creep for the purposes of this post which is building features, functions and stories outside the objective of the project defined […]

Scope Management

This blog post covers it as it occurs outside of agile development. Managing scope creep inside the Agile Framework will be a matter of a future blog post.     Scope Creep happens. It’s a reality. The PMI calls it “progressive elaboration” as it recognizes that the stakeholder developing the vision for the product (usually […]

Short Story for Halloween

Many of you know I have a dog I’m totally infatuated with- and we seem to be perfectly paired. Here’s something I don’t tell people about me and my dog. Something that I’ve never told anyone before. I live on the border of a huge ravine that goes for a few miles and connects to […]

2016 – Another update on my life

It’s been a year a half since my last update, and I wanted to catch everyone up. I’ve moved again- this time probably for good. Last year I bought a condo in midtown Toronto near St.Clair and Yonge. It’s a nice place- it’s a great neighborhood. After hustling for Telax for close to two years […]

Agile Formation

I’ve been looking at moving my team at Telax to an Agile Methodology. We are taking small steps an introducing it slowly. First step was getting the Product Manager to write User Stories instead of a PRD, which would enable a velocity in the generation of Product Requirements (which were a current stop gap). Next, […]

2015- Update on my life

Sorry for taking so long between blog posts. I’ve been distracted to say the least- but you didn’t come here to read the least. You want details. Juicy, gory, wonderful, awful, beautiful, grotesque details. Flawed humanity! Heroic humility and perhaps a story. Well you will find none of that here. Good day to you sir […]