Agile reflections

Thoughts from an agile pragmatist



To QA or not to QA, that is the question. How Hamlet can inform team QA priorities.

Recently I’ve been working with an agile team that has been facing a couple of challenges with QA.   The challenge is not with the QA work,  that is generally of a good standard, but with resourcing problems on the… Continue reading →

Helping agile teams build a new product backlog? Think ‘packing list’

Roll back a few years and I was doing a awful lot of business travel from my UK home – mostly to the States,  sometimes to India and Europe.  To survive the travel grind I quickly evolved a bullet proof… Continue reading →

Struggling with a large agile product backlog? Ask a stranger for directions.

The other day a product owner colleague asked me for some suggestions about how to wrestle control over a large agile software product backlog that they had inherited.  The backlog had 300+ items, with entries going back over multiple years.  This triggered… Continue reading →


Welcome to agile reflections. I’ve worked in the software business for more years than I care to remember , and have ‘agile’ experience going back to when the original ‘Extreme programming’ concepts were being propagated in 2001.  Some of us… Continue reading →

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