Neil Killick has specific system metrics he uses to evaluate how a system affects team’s performance

Informed by his knowledge on Theory Of Constraints, Neil looks at specific metrics to identify how the system affects team’s performance. He also explores what is necessary to create agility in an organization, and finally he explores the first value in the Agile Manifesto: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. In this episode Neil … Continue reading Neil Killick has specific system metrics he uses to evaluate how a system affects team’s performance

Neil Killick explains his view on the scrum master responsibilities

Neil has published a post where he explains his view on the scrum master responsibilities. In this episode we explore those responsibilities and how it can help us, as scrum masters understand our role and define a successful outcome for our work. About Neil Killick Neil has been a software professional for over 18 years, … Continue reading Neil Killick explains his view on the scrum master responsibilities

Neil Killick on the unspoken pressure to recruit fast

There’s often an unspoken pressure to recruit fast. But how to achieve it? Neil tells us about his very own checklist of topics to cover in the recruiting process. He also shares how his views on the recruiting process changed drastically over his years of experience, and why it is so important to find people … Continue reading Neil Killick on the unspoken pressure to recruit fast

Neil Killick on information radiators, Little’s Law and Queuing Theory

Little’s Law is a relatively recent discovery in Queuing Theory. It was only proven in 1961, and still unknown to many in the software industry today. Neil discusses why that simple theorem is so important in software projects, and how it can help you understand why over-commitment is so common, and bad for software development. … Continue reading Neil Killick on information radiators, Little’s Law and Queuing Theory

Neil Killick how important it is to ask questions and how easy it is to forget that

We don’t ask questions often enough, and in this episode Neil explains why that is so important. Neil tells us a story of a project that started well, continued well, everything seemed to work well, until… He discusses how one small detail derailed the whole project, and how to avoid that in the future. About … Continue reading Neil Killick how important it is to ask questions and how easy it is to forget that

BONUS: Erwin van der Koogh, #NoEstimates as seen by a CEO

Does your company need estimation? Listen to Erwin’s take. He’s a CEO. He should know. Erwin has his own company and invests his own money in that company. For him, #NoEstimates solves a clear problem: too much time wasted estimating, instead of producing. He challenges us to investigate how much money and time we already … Continue reading BONUS: Erwin van der Koogh, #NoEstimates as seen by a CEO

Dmytro Balaba: The key tools/documents PO’s need to master

From tools to the habits that Product Owners need to drop, in this episode, we explore practices and an anti-pattern that can derail the relationship between PO and team. The Great Product Owner: The key tools/documents PO’s need to master When Product Owners are able to convey a message clearly, it is natural that the … Continue reading Dmytro Balaba: The key tools/documents PO’s need to master