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What my father taught me about Agility Path (34 years before it was invented!)

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

A few weeks ago I headed out to the Scrum.org offices in Boston to participate in training to become an Engagement Manager for Agility Path. I was talking to my father about it when I got back and was surprised that he recognised many of the practices and tools. In the 1990′s my father (John ...


Metrics that matter with evidence-based management

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

I was recently asked to speak at ALM Days in Dusseldorf and more specifically to create a talk on Metrics and KPI’s for Quality. As I have been working a lot recently with evidence-based management. I am pretty sure that my session title translates as “Test management and reporting &ndas...


DOD has made it illegal to do waterfall

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Did you know that the DOD has made it illegal to do waterfall? For the first time in many years the Department of Defence (DOD) in the United States had made a major update to its procurement rules. They can no longer be held accountable for holding up our industry, and being culpable for its inabil...

Tags: Agility

There is no “do agile” there is only "be agile"

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

I commented on Scrum is hard to adopt and disruptive to your organisation before and I think that for most companies this is just beyond their comprehension. They are fundamentally misunderstanding agile and trying to do agile rather than be agile. There are no trainings or certifications...


Quality enablement to achieve predictable delivery

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

You need quality enablement to achieve predictable delivery for your organisation which takes effort to achieve. I do a lot of ALM Assessments for companies and almost every customer that I speak to has unpredictable quality in the software delivery that they receive from their teams. This is not a...


Does your company culture resemble Survivor?

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Does your company culture resemble Survivor? Do you have a culture in your organisation where individuals that help others are considered slackers for not getting their own assignments complete?


Release planning and predictable delivery

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Many organisations wrestle with the seaming incompatibility between agile and release management and they struggle with release planning and predictable delivery.


You are doing it wrong if you are not using test first

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Many teams are struggling with delivering modern software because they are not building with Test First principals. Test First gives us the assurance that we have built the correct thing, that what we built is what the customer asked for and that when we change things we don’t break anything i...


The Insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

The insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy perpetrated by teams that don’t step up their practices in concert with their planning and don’t really want to make it work anyway. You can fail doing Kanban, XP, Merise and SSADM just as easily unless you have good engineering practices as well.

Tags: Scrum, Management

Professional Scrum Foundations in Alameda, California

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Professional Scrum Foundations is my favourite course to teach as it balances fun and learning with practical experience.The Professional Scrum Foundations course is from Scrum.org and, over two days covers all of the core concepts of Scrum.


Scrum-damentals

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Webcasts

Scrum is the most adopted and recognized agile methodology. However, there are still challenges to Scrum adoption. Martin will dive into several Scrum adoption pitfalls and how an organization can avoid them. In particular, we will highlight some of the proven practices that have worked for diverse ...

Tags: Scrum

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