Next week I am presenting at two conferences: the 8th edition of 4developers (Warsaw) and the 7th annual ACE! conference (Kraków). Together with Mariusz Sieraczkiewicz we will talk on “How To Transform Good Teams Into Awesome Ones”. We will share our experience from Agile transformations we worked on recently, including success and failure stories. Join us […]
There’s no point in driving faster in the wrong direction.
That’s why staying focused on what really matters during the whole the software development process is crucial. Which means killing features that no one is going to use, shortening discussions and brining them back on track, and helping teams with difficult decisions (“Should we refactor this piece?”, “Should we allow deleting users?”, “What to work on next?” ) – I must admit I really enjoy this process 🙂
I gave a talk on this topic during the last AgileByExample 2014 conference.
I was recently asked “What is more in Kanban than a Taskboard and WIP limits”? Actually, there is a couple of tools that may help your Team become even more effective […]
SoftwareMill is a unique company – 26 awesome team members, all of them working remotely, flat structure with no managers and full financial transparency. I’m really proud of it.
That made the decision to leave an extremely hard one, but I feel it’s now time for me to look for new challenges. […]
Basically I believe that working in a distributed environment is like using Scrum – it does not solve your problems, but makes them more visible. I like to call this a “visibility shift”. […]
Hey, Agile Lean Europe 2013 Unconference was fabulous.
I have learned about a number of absolutely amazing things there. Here is just a couple of them: Real Options – on distinguishing options from commitments and enabling options with more trust. During the workshop I also experienced how Check In Core Protocol works and I really liked […]
I hate Product Backlogs’ unrestrained tendency to grow, get messy and unmaintainable.
Ideally, a Product Backlog should give the whole team a clear roadmap on work to be done. I remember times when I actually believed this is really possible, even with a huge Backlog, but in practice in every project I worked on I struggled with keeping the Backlog up-to-date, prioritised and consistent. […]
Altitude sickness has taught me two important insights about speed and trends, which can be applied to software development projects (and probably many other areas as well). Altitude sickness After trekking above approximately 3,000 meters one has to take care not to climb too fast. The general rule is not to ascend more than 300 […]
Being a leader may sometimes feel like being an ambitious guy trying to sell the idea of getting up after the break and continuing hiking uphill to the group of exhausted backpackers. How to make them stand up and go? Stand up first There is no other way. Just talking about any idea you want […]