Agile Coaching

Story points vs Man days – The misguided debate

Relative estimation and story points is one of the topics I find people most often struggling to grasp, whether in trainings or at client sites. The main issue seems to be the belief that eventually, Story Points (SPs) need to be translated into Man Days (MDs) if you want to be able to do things

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Tribal Recruitment

What made you be part of friend’s tribe? You might believe “proximity, we grew up in the same neighbourhood” . Ok , if it’s the case your tribe is composed of the same friends you had from your childhood, that’s a good point. However, I am sure there were many other people in the same

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A coach is not part of the team

Teams are cool. Forming part of a cool team is even cooler. By working closely with a team it is easy to feel part of it but that’s not the job of a coach. As a coach your role is to make the team go through the tortuous path to high-performance. Chances are you are

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Measuring team velocity in User Stories

Let’s consider a scrum team who is working together from enough time as to have reached their “performing” stage. And in this consideration, the term team includes the Product Owner. Let’s imagine this team is starting a new project, in the same technologies and in a business area they already know, so no specific complications. The

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