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When you are struggling: what agile is really about

We need to go back to basics: get out of the process! Since the early release of the agile manifesto, much have been said about what agile is really about. People have fought epic battles over whether distributed team works or not, whether it is Scrum or Kanban, Lean, DSDM or Crystal Clear the “right” choice, whether the standup daily meeting has to be held when the sunshines or when the sunsets, and so on. Much energy has been spent […]

Stop wasting your time: Timebox it!

Imagine that you have a very important job to get done, and as always, your time is limited. But you just can’t focus. As soon as you are ready to start working on your thing, your mind vanishes and starts wondering about something else, entirely unrelated. You try to focus, but all of the sudden you start to “listen in your head” to that new song you just heard in the radio 20 minutes ago when you were driving to […]

Pointless product design: It’s not about velocity

I’ve started to wrap up some ideas for a blog post when I had a conversation with Jeff Patton about product design, while he were in Brazil with Globo.com doing some consulting work. Patton’s specialty is on product design, and he has some pretty good ideas about how to handle it – I’ll probably talk a little more about his ideas on another post – and I kind of had an epiphany when I saw the following tweet by Jeff: […]