If you spend any time on the internet you've undoubtedly seen at least one video of a cute child explaining the world to their parents. The combination of innocence, sincerity and (often) a lispy voice has led to millions of views and heart warming comments. You might think this post will fall into that domain... Continue Reading →
Backlog Refinement – It’s Exploration, not Negotiation
Establishing closer relationships between the business people and developers is a central principle of agile processes. At the heart of this relationship is the Product Owner role, which carries the responsibility for establishing a bridge between both groups. One of the critical processes managed by this role is that of backlog refinement. Just to remind... Continue Reading →
Do We Understand Why We’re Using Agile?
I mentioned in my last post that I was interviewing a lot of people as we look to expand the InvoiceFair technical team. One of the key roles we're hiring is an Agile Coach, which those of you who know me will recognise as a role upon which I might have some specific opinions. Not... Continue Reading →
Team Identity (and why you want to build one)
When I find myself putting a new team or department together, one of the first areas I pay attention to is identity as, in my experience, it can be one of the most powerful motivators for any group of people. As we start to build our our technical team here in InvoiceFair, team identity has... Continue Reading →
I don't claim to have a deep understanding of politics, local, national or geopolitics. I save my comments on the people, the process and the results of politics for private conversations. As a result I can't speak with any authority on the factors that are at play in Ukraine. I have not studied the Minsk... Continue Reading →