15.02.2017

Product Agility Checklist

Author: Tomasz de Jastrzębiec Wykowski

Agile Engineering practices is a bad name. It suggest that only engineers should care about them. Many of them do, but improving practices and paying back technical debt is huge investment, requiring time, money and commitment.

15.08.2016

Seven things I've learned climbing Mount Kazbek

Author: Tomasz de Jastrzębiec Wykowski

It’s last weekend of February. We’re sitting together with our friends, talking about everything and nothing, when one of them mentions ‘we’re going to climb Kazbek’. ‘Huh?’ I say, which is typical open question when you’ve no...

28.07.2016

Code Dojo ... for Product Owners?!

Calling all Product Owners! Learn the essentials of Test Driven Development in a Code Dojo and a tool you are familiar with: PowerPoint!

10.06.2016

Speaking Managerish. How to promote Agile without being fired.

Author: Tomasz de Jastrzębiec Wykowski

Talking with managers is not easy. Talking them into Agile is even harder. Sometimes you are just ignored, sometimes misunderstood and in worst case fired…

02.06.2016

No time for Planning Poker? Try Silent Sort Estimating instead

Author: Tomasz de Jastrzębiec Wykowski

Planning Poker is one of the most popular Agile practices. It's quick, accurate and fun as well. Sometimes however, it just takes too much time, especially when estimating initial backlog with a new team.

02.06.2016

SCARF Model for understanding the change

Author: Tomasz de Jastrzębiec Wykowski

“Being irrational” has rather negative connotation in our culture. We want to be like Mr. Spock, making emotionless decisions. However, recent brain research shows that rationality is overrated and our ‘lizard brain’ responsible...

20.05.2016

Expect the Unexpected

Author: Tomasz de Jastrzębiec Wykowski

Do you remember last time you were quite surprised by completely unexpected accident that no one has ever think of? These situations where we discover things we didn’t even know we should look for are quite common in software...



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