Estimation is not about deadline, estimation is about communication.

During my previous co-training with Simon Bennette, we have come up with a new process to re-define the true meaning of estimation, and we call it "Estimation Mapping".   Exercise: Using Impact Map method to find the goal "How to make estimation beneficial for everyone".   Experiment: The participants were slightly confused in the beginning (I suppose because we all think estimation is mostly for management to establish deadlines for the team). However, they proved themselves such ... [More]

Scrum Training in Vietnam, CSM course by Simon Bennette and Hiep Le on 24-25 July 2015

Date: 24-25 July, 2015Location: Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamRegular Price: US$1000 Learn Scrum, practice Scrum with our simulations, get Certified*- this workshop is run with 2 instructors 100% of our CSM attendees who take the Certification exam pass! Dates & availability The Certified ScrumMaster course will run Friday 24th - Saturday 25th July located in central Saigon and the beautiful Pullman Saigon Centre HotelPlaces available Book now! Every ScrumMaster® need... [More]

Scrum Training in Vietnam: CSM Course by Mitch Lacey and Hiep Le on 27-28 May 2015 in Saigon

Registration information Price: 1.000 USD (tax excluded) Location: Pullman Saigon Center, 148 Tran Hung Dao Boulevard District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, If you wish to pay with local transfer or Q&A, please contact Hiep Le at (+849 08 339 486) If you wish to pay with credit card, please go here: Course Outline Overview of Agile – Gain... [More]

Agile Coding Dojo for University of Science students

Coding Dojo is a practice where software engineers will try to solve a problem in a slower manner and in of full consciousness. Instead of rushing to the solution, engineers will take a step back and look at the problem's nature. After truly understand the problem, a solution will appear naturally. In 15 November 2014, IMT Solutions in association with University of Science has host a simple Agile Coding Dojo for students majored in Computer Science. I was in charge of this session. The proble... [More]

Agile Tour Vietnam 2014: Saigon (8th-Nov), Hanoi (9th-Nov)

Agile Tour Vietnam 2014: HCMC (8th Nov),  Hanoi (9th Nov)   Agile Vietnam is proud to join with the Global Agile Tour in organizing Agile Tour Vietnam 2014. As the conception of the Global event, Agile Tour Vietnam 2014 is held with a simple yet powerful idea: create a world-wide network of local agile events open to everyone interested in Agility: from Confirmed Agile Practitioner to Agile Newbie. This is a conference where Agile Practitioners from both Vietnam and Overseas share ... [More]

First Agile Coding Dojo in Saigon

A coding dojo is a place where software developers come to improve their coding skills by following exercises similar to the martial arts dojo. On the meet-up, a kata (programming challenge) is posed for each session; and required to solve in an aware and understanding manners. The crowd is divided into groups, each group is mentored by a Sensei (Japanese word for teacher). During the session, each group will spend a certain amount of time developing a solution to the ka... [More]

TDD for Game Of Life

In this blog, I will demonstrate how to do Test-Driven-Development step by step when solving the Game Of Life. In short, doing TDD means we write test before writing code. In this example, I will use C# and Visual Studio for IDE. To solve the Game Of Life, I want to have the following test. I always run test to have the failing result first before altering implementation,  Add cells to a universe, and get all of them [TestMethod] public void UniverseGetAllLivingCells() {    ... [More]

Sprint Retrospective and its pitfalls

Sprint retrospective meeting is a last event in a sprint held by scrum team to reflex on the team and their works during the last sprint, by doing this, the team is practicing the Agile “inspect and adapt” principle. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly. This is considered as one of the most indispensable meetings in Scrum. Let’s take a look back on the core of a retrospective meeting: ... [More]

Poker Planning: estimate as a Team

In traditional software development methodology, members who are in charge of a feature will estimate it alone based on his own experience; and if the estimation is incorrect (which is very usual), the developer will hear the same old “You yourself estimated it, you have to complete it in the estimated time”. In Agile Development, team agreement values more than individual idea. In other to accomplish the estimation, the whole team will do estimation for a US and how to complete it ... [More]

Ensure impediments resolved as a Scrum Master

A ScrumMaster (SM) has to ensure that all impediments are resolved. Impediments could be as small as the Air Condition is a bit too cold or could be as big as team members become overly stressed and start fighting with others. Thanks to Bas Vodde, and his informative SM course, there are basically 5 moves that one could perform and combine as a SM when his team face an issue. They are: Question Educate Facilitate Actively do nothing. Interrupt.   First glance at the list, there ... [More]

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