How to be predictable without estimation

Estimating knowledge work (e.g. software development) has always been a big challenge. Developers and team leaders try to help managers and clients to predict budgets, prioritise, and meet the goals by estimating the amount of time, money, and effort of the work.  At least that is the theory behind the estimation, however, in reality whenContinue reading “How to be predictable without estimation”

The difference between Work Item Type and Classes of Service in Kanban

One of the first challenges for those who are new to Kanban is to differentiate between Work Item Type and Classes of Service (CoS). First, we need to step back and see why we need these concepts in the first place. In Kanban, everything is organised around the customer and a service delivery team thatContinue reading “The difference between Work Item Type and Classes of Service in Kanban”

Is method bashing the new inquisition.

I have pondered for some time my thoughts and feelings on method or framework bashing. On one hand everyone is entitled to an opinion and we should show openness to other points of view. However, in some cases, how these opinions are delivered can be considered borderline bullying and disrespectful. I have been a studentContinue reading “Is method bashing the new inquisition.”

ScrumCraft with Agile Education

ScrumCraft joins the global Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc. The Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc curriculum was developed from Dr. Jeff Sutherland and Scrum Inc.’s 20+ years of experience delivering twice the value and impact at half the cost in organizations around the globe. Only Scrum Trainers by Scrum Inc areContinue reading “ScrumCraft with Agile Education”

Break the Chain of Conflict

Emerging workplace etiquette and maintaining a safe working environment… People adopt different tactics to deal with emotional interactions and responding to emails emotionally can have long lasting effect on working relationships. Favouring Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools. Receiving an email with emotionally charged language or aggravated tone can really impact your day andContinue reading “Break the Chain of Conflict”

ScrumCraft Joins the Scaled Agile Partner Network

29th January 2021 Australia and Asia Pacific ScrumCraft announced today that it has joined the Scaled Agile Partner Network as a Bronze Partner. This worldwide network includes transformation and platform providers who help enterprises facilitate and accelerate business results through adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe ® ). As one of the world’sContinue reading “ScrumCraft Joins the Scaled Agile Partner Network”

How Do You Measure Business Value?

Over time there have been many different ways I have seen agile projects or scrum teams measure value. The most important criterion is that it needs to be fit for purpose and usable, easily repeatable throughout the project life-cycle and teams cadences as well as relevant to the project resources, business stakeholders and end customer/userContinue reading “How Do You Measure Business Value?”