The 5 W's of an Issue When an issue gets raised in a production environment, a project planning meeting, or a requirements-gathering meeting, we ask the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of the issue to figure out how to solve it. Typically, the Where is implied as "In the System" and the When is … Continue reading Creating User Stories
Often, in an agile software development project, there can be a “fly by the seat of your pants” feel to the development effort as stories are created, prioritized and scheduled into Sprints without formal Requirements. One way to handle this lack, is to create a “3 Things My Agile Project Needs to Accomplish” document.
In the agile process, when we speak of estimating, we refer to Points (often called Story Points). This article explains Points and how we use them in the estimating process. First, let’s take a peek into a typical Project Manager (PM) – Developer conversation (maybe you’ve had a conversation like this yourself): PM: So, how … Continue reading An Introduction to Estimating with Story Points