Micromanagement in Software Development… and its YOUR fault!

If you were attracted to the topic of this article, there is a strong chance that you’ve been subjected to micromanagement. You close your eyes to remember those moments of unnecessary, controlling supervision and immediately will feel the level of frustration and temperature rising with the very thought of constant interruption, distraction, and annoyance. A […]

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Agile Anti-Pattern – Budgeting Time

Those of us who worked in lots of different companies and Teams have probably heard a these common questions during Sprint Planning. How much time should we allocate for Bugs? How much time should we reserve for Prod Release Support? How much time should we block out for unexpected A,B,C scenarios? And it’s no surprise, the Team is […]

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How Work Breakdown Structure is Killing Your Agility

So, you work in JIRA during the Sprint Planning or Backlog Grooming session and go through the next user story to determine what needs to be completed to meet the requirements. And immediately, it’s clear that the goal of the user story touches a lot of different components. The reaction – we need to create […]

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5 Important Insights from State of the Agile Report

This past month, Digital.ai has published its annual 2022 State of Agile Annual Report. And in the report this year, there are quite a lot of surprising changes and trends that are observed and worth being mentioned. If you are an Agile professional or enthusiast, it’s probably something you should know. Here is our list […]

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2 Agile Concepts Taken Too Far!

The Agile Manifesto provided a lot of valuable philosophy that created modern software development. And the philosophy is extremely wise in many ways. So much so, that some people adopted the points in Agile Manifesto so rigidly to create a new form of immobility and stagnation. #1. Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools Whenever […]

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Honest Conversation with an Agile Purist – Part 2

The Agile Manifesto has been around for over 20 years now and is the biggest contributor to the evolving thought process for modern software management. Many have adopted the golden nuggets defined inside and now these firmly live as Agile mantras. Yet, like…

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Honest Conversation with an Agile Purist – Part 1

Oh boy, does this subject line raise the level of emotion. I’m sure it does for lots of people. Lets face it, the industry has been doing Agile for over 20 years now, but the perfect world of Agile as envisioned in its ideal form is like a Unicorn. Perfect in every way and as […]

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