Definition of Value

You do something valuable if your clients perceive following: A problem of theirs is solved or minimized An opportunity they desire is seized, maximized or enabled That they are happy What (if any) is missing in such description? POD_framework_0.3 updated.

Organizational design – problems

I want to share my view on what problems are created by functional departments and hierarchical structure. Only organizing your company around value can solve these problems. But for that you need to have a bit different view on things and another level of transparency. Every team must know how they “earn money” (in quotes […]

Agile Saturday X – Metrics

Continue sharing notes from Agile Estonia event – http://agile.ee/ Previous post about Staff Liquidity Metrics Lagging metrics – the ones you can’t affect [e.g. weight] Leading metrics – the ones you can affect [e.g. what food you take] The best way to influence the team is to visualize the data Avoid vanity metrics. Use AARRR metrics: Acquisition […]

Done means done

When someone tries to start using Scrum inevitably there are a lot of discussions about definition of done. You will hear a lot of things starting from design documents and ending with unit tests. But it becomes very obvious what must be included into definition of done when you imagine something not related with software. […]