March 14, 2004

Estimation Risk

This technique for communicating the risk of estimates being wrong on a software project was supplied by ThoughtWorker Robin Gibson. Robin is a process improvement guru currently working in Sydney, and keeps this is his kit bag to help bridge the communication gap between business and IT groups.

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March 08, 2004

Iteration plan 2

Andy Marks has supplied this example of a BVC that he has used to help manage iterations within a project that he has worked on. Thanks Andy.

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March 07, 2004

Who have you paired with?

At one of our regular retrospectives a few iterations back, the team decided that we had a bad habit of not rotating our pairs enough. More specifically, we tended to pair with the same few people for all of our tasks. That meant we could improve the sharing our knowledge to other team member.

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Iteration plan whiteboard

I'm a fan of Big Visible Charts. Ron Jeffries recently reminded me that I've been meaning to blog for a while about one I use to help manage my iterations. Its the whiteboard that I use to draw up the iteration plan and track progression through stories. Here's what it looks like:

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