Almost no spare time this week, so just the links:
Virtual Team Member Dolly – from Lisa Crispin. Lisa talks about giving a remote Developer based in India a presence on her team. This is cool. Now if only we could erase the time difference :-)
Testing Small Stories – another from Lisa Crispin. I so often hear from clients that it will impossible to slice their stories any smaller than 6-8 weeks for two developers. Its always possible and Lisa provides another tool to help.
You’re Just Going to Fail, So Don’t Bother – from Scott Downey. Ignore the awful myspace ads and read the content. He nails the difficultly of really doing Scrum/Agile – you will have to change your organization.
Simon Baker takes an interesting crack at measuring Effectiveness: “is used as a measure of the product stream’s ability to improve throughput and minimize failure demand, which allows capacity to focus on meeting value demand. It was inspired by the First-Time-Through (FTT) measurement used in Lean manufacturing to measure the effectiveness of a cell’s standardized work as a percentage of product made without any need for rework or scrap.”
Bob Hartman writes: “New to agile? Keep it very simple”
In the next few weeks I look forward to having some time to breathe and do some more writing.