Damian Dingley

Fear and Loathing in Story Pointing

In my years as an Agile Coach and Scrum Master, there’s one topic that generates a look of bewilderment on the faces of everyone: effort estimation on the ubiquitous user story. Let’s take a closer look at the confusion and break down the issues at hand. It comes down to the way the process is explained together with the purpose of user story pointing. In the end, story pointing is all about providing predictability. Software teams are notoriously unpredictable....

The DevOps vs. Agile Conference Report

Over the past few months I’ve had the opportunity to spend time at one or two DevOps conferences, a couple of Agile conferences and one where both practices were covered simultaneously. There’s quite a lot of discussion around the differences between the two and you can even find examples of when Agile and DevOps are pitched against each other. Try entering “Agile vs. DevOps” in your next Internet search. At the Agile & DevOps West conference in Las Vegas earlier...