Is it Ragu or Bolognese?

Common Understanding for User Stories So a while back I was having seeing a team have different interpretations of userĀ  stories causing some confusion. Differing interpretations of the feature caused a little backtracking and introduced waste into the sprints.. nothing awful, just not ideal. I came up with a very simple exercise to help the team understand that we can too easily make assumptions that…

You sunk my methodology

Agile Games – Battleships No plan of operations extends with certainty beyond the first encounter with the enemy’s main strength – Generalfeldmarschall Helmuth von Moltke     This is a game I use to introduce people to iterative development. The aim is to help the players to understand that upfront large plans are pointless the minute they are created. Helmuth (quoted above), for me, was…