Contents tagged with Agile

  • Some notes on Jira usage

    Hello everybody,

    today I want to make a short recording of the following video: Introduction to Jira & Agile and Project management.

    Actually I just want to have short text version of Dan Chuparkoff's  advices.

    Task is something that is bigger then 30 minutes but smaller then 3 days to complete. It is practical don't have tasks that take more then one day to do.

    You can't wait in the middle of the task. If you are waiting in the middle of the task, then take another look, maybe you have series of tasks. 

    You can be in three modes: in progress, done, not started.

    Estimating is hard, but use estimates. And use story points, not the hours. 

    There are different kinds of story points.  … more

  • How to make quick estimate

    Hello everybody,

    today I want to write a notice about Project estimation. One of the important facetcs of making estimates is to make document, in which to describe definitions of project, which need to be estimated.

    For this purpose I will create Word document with title page, table of contents and following categories:

    In order to make good estimate it's good to clarify with potential stakeholder following categories:

    Purpose

    Goals/Objectives

    Success Criteria

    What's in/out of scope

    Assumptions

    Recommended Approach

    Business Drivers

    Budget

    Schedule

    Return on Investment

    Constraints

    Risks

    Stakeholders

    Preliminary Schedule

    Preliminary Estimates

    Policies and Standards … more