Agile Tour London

On 22 October I gave a presentation on the Agile Tour London. I talked about the value of refinement and stated that refinement should focus on divining a good solution. So rather than updating the workflow tool, like Jira. And rather than talking process and planning, refining should aim to bring team members together to share their minds and ideas. Working in distributed team challenges this, due to time zones, language problems and cultural differences. I referred to the SF series for all mankind, to explain what needs attention during online collaboration. You can read an article on this topic on the agile connection site. Since the conference theme was breaking silos we discussed how we can use challenging questions to bridge the gap and involve people.

About derkjandegrood

Derk-Jan de Grood, works for Squerist as senior test consultant and agile advisor. As Trainer, Consultant and Agile Coach, he is involved with improvements and agile implementations. Derk-Jan is the author of several successful books including TestGoal, Grip on IT and the Dutch Testers association’s jubilee book on future trends in testing. In 2016 he published “Agile in the Real World”, a book on SCRUM. Derk-Jan won several awards including the prestigious European Testing Excellence Award in 2014
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