Grist for the Mill

Posted February 16, 2016 by Tim Ottinger in Anzen, Anzeneering, Coaching, Culture, Estimates, Learning, Mob Programming, Tech Safety

Let’s say that I ask you to calculate all the happy prime numbers between Planck’s constant and the speed of light expressed in meters per minute. Did you immediately start reciting numbers to me? Odds are that you did not.
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Metrics Mislead!

Posted May 14, 2015 by Bill Wake in Anzeneering, Coaching

Metrics mislead! In complex domains like software development, metrics can’t capture everything important. Setting goals for metrics can make things worse.
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Stories: Small is the New Big

Posted October 2, 2013 by Patrick Welsh in Agile Transition, Coaching, Learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVJoZdQxkqk&list=UUQScrIAUqnPqwBu97eO17WQ We were taught, ages ago, to write User Stories so that they made business sense: As a [role], I want [some ability], so that I can [accomplish something valuable]. These days, we realize that’s not really ideal — at least not for the small things we chunk our work into, and commit to delivering […]
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eCoaching: A new kind of coaching service

Posted March 28, 2013 by Curtis Cooley in Coaching

eCoaching eCoaching is a new way to deliver best in class lean and agile coaching. A way for companies to access world class agile coaches in smaller and timelier chunks. eCoaching provides access to the same great expertise as full time onsite coaching, but uses technology instead of air travel. You meet with the coach […]
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Stop Using Story Points

Posted October 12, 2012 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Coaching, Extreme Programming

Sprints, standups and story points have come to symbolize Agile methods much like burgers, fries and cola symbolize fast food. Ready for your Agile Happy Meal? I hope not.
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Tim’s First Impressions

Posted April 25, 2011 by Tim Ottinger in Coaching

A funny thing happened on the way to launching my own consultancy… Industrial Logic and I had too much in common to remain separate.
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eXPosures – Release/Iteration Planning at a Financial Company

Posted September 22, 2004 by Industrial Logic in Agile Transition, Coaching, Extreme Programming

Planning is critical to the success of your Extreme Programming project. We can help your team by guiding them through Release and Iteration Planning. Upon completion of your project’s first Release and Iteration plans, you will know how to conduct Iteration Planning meetings and you’ll understand when and how to update your Release plan. We […]
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eXPosures – Evant: A Successful ASP in San Francisco

Posted September 22, 2003 by Industrial Logic in Agile Transition, Coaching, Extreme Programming

Evant, this Application Service Provider (ASP) formerly known as Retail Aspect, embraced XP and is now reaping the fruits of that decision. Industrial Logic's Joshua Kerievsky has participated on this project and photographed it for your viewing pleasure. The Evant XP engineering team, led by CTO Vraj Mohan and coached by Rob Mee, is featured in the visual tour below.
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Value Squares

Posted December 5, 2002 by Joshua Kerievsky in Coaching, Extreme Programming, Simulation and Games, Training

Value Squares is a game that teaches how the XP values – Courage, Communication, Feedback & Simplicity – map to XP's practices. Players are asked a value question about a specific card and must decide which value is most applicable for that card.
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Retrospective Roulette

Posted October 3, 2002 by Joshua Kerievsky in Coaching, Extreme Programming, Simulation and Games, Training

An XP team can play Retrospective Roulette at the end of an iteration or project to assess how they’re doing. This game is played with the entire deck of eXtreme Programming Playing Cards.
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