Friday, September 27, 2019

Books that take a critical view of Agile

  1. Questioning Extreme Programming - McBreen
  2. Extreme Programming Refactored - The Case Against XP - Stephens and Rosenberg
  3. Balancing Agility and Discipline - Boehm and Turner
  4. Agile - The Good, the Bad and Ugly - Bertrand Meyer

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Theme, Initiative, Epic, Story -- Atlassian

Courtesy - Atlassian


  • Themes are large focus areas that span the organization.
  • Initiatives are collections of epics that drive toward a common goal.
  • Epics are large bodies of work that can be broken down into a number of smaller tasks (called stories).
  • Stories, also called “user stories,” are short requirements or requests written from the perspective of an end user.
Note: At Telstra, work was defined at Initiative level (A Funded Block of Work).