Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

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Without these measures, Done will usually mean . Without these measures, Done will usually mean we ran out of time and money. . Measuring the effectiveness of these resources is needed to take corrective actions to assure we have enough to finish the project on time.

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Definition of Done

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The common definition of the Definition of Done in agile software development is (mostly from the Scrum Alliance and other official Scrum sites): A simple list of activities (coding, comments, unit testing, integration, release notes, design documents, etc.)


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How to Talk About Estimates

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We can't talk about estimates or estimate, without also talking about the precision and accuracy of the estimate (the noun) after we have performed the estimate (the verb). . What is an estimate?

4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

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I need an estimate because… I need to measure productivity. Although I understand measuring productivity could work well for repeatable activities, it's hard to believe it works well for abstract and, ultimately, non-repeatable tasks like software development.

Value and the Needed Units of Measure to Make Decisions

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We produce Value at the end of every Sprint Value is the most important aspect of Scrum based development. Without units of measure of Value beyond time and money, there can be not basis of comparison between one value based choice and another. They include projected performance.