Why I recommend to only conduct single site and fully distributed meetings. The moment one active participant is remote everyone should join on their own line.Continue reading “The Case Against the Meeting Room Conference Phone”
Jira Tips – Searching, Creating Issues, Reporting, Swimlanes
In order to take our team’s workflow and reporting to the next level, I have made many changes to our JIRA project. Most of the changes were not difficult. Finding out what can be done in Jira, and how, was harder. This blog describes some of the tools, tricks, and limitations I discovered with the help of Google, my friends, and colleagues.Continue reading “Jira Tips – Searching, Creating Issues, Reporting, Swimlanes”
I have a new project. How long will it take?
How do you estimate a project before it has really started. You have a great idea and want to present it to your CEO. The second question will be how much is this going to cost? You have spent a couple of hours with the customer and they want to know: “Can you do this by the hard deadline we have?” Comparative (story point) estimating works well if you have broken the work down into stories. It is more difficult if the epics are very big and there are a lot of unknowns.
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