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I need software and I am about to hire a firm to build it for me. How do I write a contract that protects the two parties’ interests? Scrum turned 21 last year, the Agile Manifesto is 16 and yet, most of the contracts we sign today are negotiated tightly with a well-defined scope, price […]
What Does a Scrum Master Do?
This post has been written as documentation for the Agile Ottawa Meetup 101 session held on October 8, 2013. The framework of scrum In order to dig further into our scrum master role, let’s get a short reminder of the framework of Scrum. Scrum is an iterative framework that has a fixed period called Sprint. […]
The Agile Values
This post has been written as a documentation for the Agile Ottawa Meetup 101 session held on Sept 10, 2013. As this is the first Agile 101 session of the season, I thought useful to introduce the manifesto and its underlying values. As an Agile Coach, whenever I walk in a company I read their […]
While our work as software engineers is to focus on bringing products quickly to the market; 80% of our work still resides in maintenance or “the act of repair”. Everyone agrees! Bugs have their cost. Striving for technical excellence reduces this cost. Just like a clean shop floor reduces accidents, and well-organized shop tools increase […]