The name “SAFe 4.0 for Lean Software and Systems Engineering” is now known as “SAFe 4.5 for Lean Enterprises”. Holistically, the framework has been “leaned”: there are lean budgets, lean business cases (rather than “lightweight”) and Lean User Experience design, describes the idea to grow from a Lean start-up to a Lean Enterprise. The focus
Guest blog by Leon Tranter
Estimation is a popular and controversial topic in the field of Agile software development. There are some strong opinions on how it should be done, and whether it should be done at all! This article will explain the options and techniques for estimation in Agile.
Story point estimation
INVEST in your user stories
Why do so many of us battle with writing good user stories?
I often see people that struggle with user story slicing and dicing. “Is it too big”, “where should I slice it?”, “can this be included in that user story as part of the same user journey” are questions
Join us for a brief look into the worlds of Traditional vs Agile testing.
Testers working on Traditional teams
Traditionally testers are only involved right at the end of the SDLC/PDLC value chain. They had no inputs into the writing of the requirements. During development they didn’t have the opportunity to quickly pick up ‘issues’
A good Scrum Master needs to have these top soft skills to be effective in their role. The list is by no means comprehensive, please feel free to add more in the comments.
Communicator – the primary function is communication and the use of communication to get things done. The Scrum Master is always facilitating meetings
The Agile Initiate Project Phase
In the previous article we looked at the Concept phase of Agile projects. In this article we look at the Initiate phase. The goal of the Initiate phase is to confirm feasibility, and design and plan for development. The initiate phase is about
Understanding quality goals of the product
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Four phases to deliver value on Agile projects
Briefly listed, the phases that we will be discussing in this series of four articles are:
Concept phase – which is where we outline the goals, outcomes and justification for the initiative.
Initiate phase – where we identify the foundations of the solution, build an initial prioritized backlog and
Purpose Alignment Model Background & Use
The Purpose Alignment Model was created by Nick Nickolaisen and is therefore also called the Nickolaisen Model. The model is used to help people prioritize work based on purpose. It helps us define the purpose of product or project work that we are considering. When we know the purpose
A user story map, conceived by Jeff Patton, allows us to create a high level backlog of a potential product, or it may serve in organizing ordered backlogs. The idea originated from customer journey maps used in interaction design methods. A user story map connects software functionality to customer journeys and business workflows, showing how