Chasing Velocity

April 19th, 2012|Agile|

Someone said to me “surely you would expect the team’s velocity to continue to rise?”. I have heard this many times and it really misses the point of velocity. It’s not to say that a well performing team’s velocity will not rise but, as a product owner, you should be looking for a predictable velocity [...]

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To Size or Not to Size?

April 9th, 2012|Agile|

In the early days of experiencing SCRUM we used to be in a dilemma about whether or not to size bugs. It was an old piece of software with a lot of history and therefore a lot of technical debt. The backlog contained a mixture of new user stories and bugs. In the beginning we [...]

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