Stakeholder Traceroute

I’m always amazed at how difficult and even impossible it can be for stakeholders to get their ideas into some product backlogs. I’ve started asking teams to run a stakeholder traceroute....

Reporting Waste with TFS

Tracking waste in TFS Overview Tracking waste and gathering the empirical data is one of the most effective ways of convincing people for the need to adapt. This needs an Estimated Effort field, as i...

SQL 2012 powered by Visual Studio

In case you hadn’t seen it, SQL Management Studio 2012 is now a Visual Studio powered tool. Technorati Tags: Visual Studio,SQL2012,IDE Nice…

Scrum vs Scrum (rugby and process)

I am a huge fan of both Rugby Union and the Scrum methodology. When I first heard of the framework there was a sense of wonderment at the use of the rugby term to describe the development framework. ...

The World Cup: How Sports Unites Us

I was flying on US Airways and was reading their January 2010 issue of their free magazine when I came across an article written by Robert Tuchman. It was titled The World Cup: How Sports Unites Us a...

Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)

I’ve been hearing about these type of government contracts more and more lately. I guess they’ve been around for years, but just maybe getting more popular in the circles I travel. IDIQ contracts pro...

Two Accentient Consultants Named Team System MVPs

I’m pleased to announce that fellow Accentient Consultants David Starr and Michael Vincent have been named Team System MVPs! David Starr is the founder of the Elegant Code community blog and podcast ...