What to Do with Left Over Stories

You get to the end of your sprint and there is that are 2 incomplete stories left on the sprint backlog. Story A is judged to be 80% done, Story B was never even started. What do we do with these sto...

What does “Done” mean?

OK, let’s say you’re on a Scrum team that’s planning its next iteration. You pull a story to implement Feature X for the next release of Application Y. You review the specs, maybe have a conversation...

Two Types of Bugs

A bug is a bug is a bug, right? Not so! Most development shops treat a bug as a task. That seems reasonable – it’s a bit of work that needs to be done. Unfortunately, it’s not so ea...

Electronic Scrum Boards

While at TechEd 2008 earlier this month I attended a presentation by Colin Bird where, among other things, he presented the next generation of the Conchango Scrum For Team System process template. Ac...

Introducing the Boise APLN

Some of us here in the Treasure Valley have decided to start a Boise chapter of the Agile Project Leadership Network. This is a group of people passionate about Agile and sharing experiences and best...