a blogblogest 2013

Field Notes

Posts by Robert Sfeir

Release Ready


One of the principles of agile is to Deliver Working Software: Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale. What that principle doesn’t tell us is: who are we delivering the software to exactly? Of course the answer is (and should be) it depends! A small team […]

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Agile Is About Risk Mitigation


I believe Agile is about Risk Mitigation. I believe Agile teams always aim to deliver value by continuously reducing risk. Process frameworks like Waterfall introduce and maintain a high level of risk over the lifecycle of a project. Work is typically focused on completing requirements and design first, before any development and testing can happen. Value is […]

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Going Agile


I coach for a living. I coach companies through the journey of their agile transformation. I love what I do, and I love seeing the joy people experience when their transformation journey yields meaningful results. However, people’s joy can be lost when their expectations, e.g. I thought it would happen easily or more quickly, don’t align with reality. Often the “WHY?” for […]

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