Two of the most profound trends over the past 10 years driving software innovation are Agile software development and Human centered design (often known as UX in software circles), yet these trends have often moved independent of one another, or worse, been at odds. First, let’s do a quick review of what we mean by Continue
Agile and the Devilish Details
While most of the Agile community is comfortable promoting Agile and Scrum practices as relatively simple and straight forward, they overlook the fact that in many organizations these new “required” practices are anything but simple to implement. The reality is that there are devilish details to concern yourself with when nurturing Agile process, planning, engineering Continue
Do Agile Teams Know Who Their Customers Really Are?
The last few months at Gear Stream have involved intensive work helping new clients, welcoming new colleagues, and most importantly, delivering on the potential of Agile. Throughout all this crazy growth is a recurring client challenge that I’d like to highlight that has the potential to undermine Agile success and worse, introduce outcomes nearly as Continue
Scrum Is NOT the Point
Are you a Scrum-Bot? What’s that you ask? You know, Scrum-Bot… the people we program with Scrum, wind-up, put in a box-about the size of two weeks, and watch as they work furiously to complete the tasks that have been assigned inside the box, only to be asked to do it all over again in Continue