Kirsten discusses the merits of embracing the principles of refactoring user experience as well as code
Kirsten explains why it’s so important to focus on goals and users as opposed to features and technology when approaching the initial discovery phase of a project.
Estimating in units of time is a waste of time and yet people keep trying to do the impossible over and over, expecting different results each time they do it. So why not just focus on doing the things we know we can do instead?
Burn-up charts are a useful tool for forward planning and working with the team and the client to keep a project on track. Here’s a simple example.
Kirsten discusses why he prefers to use a burn-up as opposed to burn-down chart as a tool for project planning.
A user story needs to go through a process of refinement until it’s ‘ready to be done’. Pull it onto the sprintboard too soon and prepare for painful blockages and frustration. Kirsten explains.
Kirsten’s written about the benefits of our weekly ‘Code Kata’ training sessions for our development team and gives some tips about how to run the sessions.
Kirsten talks through our approach to designing for user stories using the Havells Sylvania website as an example.