Agile Best Practices

  • jaymcgavren


shturm said

20 years of wisdom stuffed in 13 minutes. Awesome. This is going straight to my company mailing list.

kf4wn said


dm1 said

Title should be changed to say "Scrum" instead of "Agile", particularly since the content is littered with references to scrum terminology. For example, the agile manifesto makes no reference to the concept of timeboxing (ala sprints or iterations), though they are a centerpiece of scrum. Not a fan of the "best practices" concept either, as different environments/contexts require different approaches. Better would be a survey of various practices that work within given contexts.

Frank Fuston said

Thanks for the informative video! Very useful knowledge.

Borja Martín Fernández said

Always having this idea in mind: "Learning to say -NO-, earlier, will reduce future trouble in saying -YES-" Nice job, Jay Gavren, those examples seemed to be my daily issues!

Manimaran Malaichamy said

Very well said about the practical problems that we are facing regularly during the product development. Thanks for this awesome video.

Mike Henke said

PO needs 3 things. Authority, Time, and Product knowledge

afabio said

Good video.

However, I couldn't get it to work at all in Chrome (played for 6 secs) Only IE was truly smooth.

Edmundo Perez said

Nice work! It seems like we are doing things right at :D Yeeeiii! by the way... talking about retrospectives... try Retrospectus ;)

Mike Pearce said


A good overview of some problems in scrum here. The only thing is that I don't believe is that a product owner can be someone just plucked from another department. A PO is more than just someone with domain knowledge, they need a fair chunk of skills and knowledge associated with the role of a BA too.

With a decent product owner, you wouldn't need to bother the stakeholders very often.

Darren Wallace said

Awesome episode. It's so easy to let the basics slip when you're under pressure to release. I've just reminded our guys I haven't seen an end of iteration demo for the last 3 iterations. Knuckles rapped - especially mine.

Stefan said

Good one! I'd love to see more content like that.

sadfuzzy said

Thank you!