Prune the Product Tree to Build a Strong Product Backlog
Jun 1, 2020
Gardeners prune trees to control their growth. Sometimes the pruning is artistic, and we end up with shrubs shaped like animals or interesting abstract shapes. Much of the time the pruning is designed to build a balanced tree that yields high quality fruit. The process isn’t about “cutting” – it is about “shaping.” Use this metaphor to help create the product your customers desire.
Why Rework in Agile Projects is Key to Success
Feb 12, 2014
How to integrate rework into your everyday life while building software and why it’s key to success.
Using Scrum and Agile in the Home; Tips for Kids / Managing Homework
Jan 21, 2012
Looking for ways to use agile practices at home? This blog post was written in 2006 but it still applies today. I’ve since expanded it to my other kids (we had more).
Film Cameras are Prescriptive, Digital Cameras are Adaptive
Jul 26, 2009
Growing up, I had a dream of being a photographer. I didn’t know why I was drawn to it, but it was something I wanted to do. I bought my first camera when I was 10 years old – it was a Kodak Disc camera. My second camera was a Konica TC Autoreflex – it was my first real camera. I worked a summer for my dad at the wonderful rate of $2.50 per hour – I thought it was good for 11 years old. As I got older, I became more into photography.