“How to Fix a Failing Project”: Slides from VSLive Las Vegas 2023
I just got back from speaking at VSLive Las Vegas 2023 and here are my slides & code samples from my “How to Fix a Failing Project” talk.
How to Predict the Future With Azure DevOps & Flow Metrics
Yes, you can predict the future. Well, maybe more like forecast the future. And Azure DevOps can help. Enter Flow Metrics & Throughput.
How to Customize Azure DevOps to Streamline Scrum Product Backlog Refinement
Want to make Scrum Product Backlog Refinement a lot easier in Azure DevOps? Try adding these simple customizations.
New Course: Implementing Scrum with Azure DevOps
New Course! Implementing Scrum with Azure DevOps! Whether you’ve been using Scrum and Azure DevOps for forever or you’re just starting out, there’s plenty of great content and tips for you. This course will give you and your team a jumpstart (or a helpful tune-up) for using Azure DevOps to deliver software with Scrum.
“Words for Leaders”: Slides from VSLive San Diego 2022
My slides and code samples from my ‘Words for Leaders’ talk at VSLive San Diego 2022.
Streamlining Backlog Refinement with Azure DevOps
Scrum product backlog refinement with Azure DevOps can be greatly improved just by adding a couple of extra states to the Product Backlog Item or User Story work item types. Here’s how to do it.
“I’m Not Getting Anything Done”
I’ve given the same advice to almost all of my clients — “you need a clearer product backlog”, “you’re working really hard but you’re not getting anything done”, and “you need to cut scope, launch your product with a more focused scope, launch it, and then get feedback.” It’s always seemed so simple to me:…
Sleeping Your Way to a Better Backlog
TL;DR – Your Sprint Planning Meetings don’t have to be a chore. Your Sprint Backlog doesn’t have to be a mess. Do short backlog refinement meetings twice a week and sleep a lot. Our Hero Takes a Nap I was working on a performance problem in some code last week. An operation that gets run…
Rebooting Your Agile Transformation using Empathy: Slides from Pluralsight Live 2018
I spoke at Pluralsight Live 2018 at the end of August and I just realized that I hadn’t ever posted my slides. The talk was about how to restart a failed or floundering Agile/Scrum transformation by taking a step back and thinking about what you want as a leader and how you choose to say it. …
Slides from VSLive Chicago 2018: “Real World Scrum with Azure DevOps & TFS”
As promised, here are the slides from my Real World Scrum with TFS2018 and Azure DevOps talk at VSLive Chicago 2018. Real World Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2018 & Azure DevOps (aka. Visual Studio Team Services) You’ve got Team Foundation Server 2018 or Azure DevOps and you’re looking to do Scrum. Ok. Great. Now…