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Final retrospective for a team

Usually a retrospective is to look at the past and then think of a way to improve your team’s process going forward. But what if this is your team’s last sprint together? Do you have a retrospective? We were posed with this problem at a client. We had... read more

The role of testers in Agile

In November we gave a keynote at Agile Testing Days, which is now officially our favourite conference ever! The organisers and attendees are so much fun and all seem to be really passionate about testing. We highly recommend attending. Our keynote was titled... read more

2016 Scrum Master and Agile Coach Salary Survey

The salary survey for South Africa is back! Agile has grown quite a bit since last year so we are hoping to get many more responders to this survey – please pass on the details to all those you know! If you are a Scrum Master or Agile Coach in South Africa... read more


Hello and welcome to 2016! Karen and I are hard at work setting up AgilePath.me – be sure to go sign up and be notified when it is ready! This is part of our crazy goal of inspiring 1 million agile coaches across the world. We believe all ScrumMasters, managers,... read more

The 6C’s for online training

We love Sharon Bowman’s work with Training From The Back Of The Room (TFTBOTR). Ever since Karen attended a TFTBOTR course we have incorporated these techniques to make our in person training more memorable, effective and fun. I find it sad that most trainers... read more

Lightning Talks at #AgileTD

I had the absolute privilege of attending the lightning talk sessions at Agile Testing Days. This is not something I usually go to, but Concetta (my wife) was giving her first talk, so I went along. I was blown away by the great talks and ideas I got – and all... read more

Change our Perspective at #AgileTD

A keynote at Agile Testing Days by Olaf Lewitz The final keynote was by Olaf Levitz whom I first met 4 years ago. Olaf’s talk was about change and the main message was that CHANGE STARTS WITH ME! He asked us to think of everyone we would like to thank at the... read more

Test beyond Quality Software at #AgileTD

A Keynote by Mike Sutton at Agile Testing Days. Firstly it was great to finally meet Mike in person after years of being twitter buddies. I love that a simple communication tool can bring together like minded people across the world.I also loved that Mike swore a lot.... read more

Documentation at #AgileTD

A talk from Agile Testing Days called Pimp my Scrum – Documentation fun for agile teams. This talk was by Andreas Falk and Anis Ben Hamiden. The first part of the talk was interesting, talking about what makes documentation cumbersome and boring and what we can... read more

Internal Coaches at #AgileTD

Whilst at Agile Testing Days, we attended a workshop by Andreas Schliep and Peter Beck on internal coaches called “Raising the bar for internal coaches”. I was surprised by how few internal coaches there were in the room. I think many people want to be... read more

Lean Coffee at #AgileTD

At Agile Testing Days I was lucky enough to attend all 3 days of Lean Coffee – hosted by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory. I love Lean Coffees as they are only an hour, I usually get to meet some nice people and the topics are interesting. I also have a short... read more

Agile Hotline – Should our team move to 3 week sprints?

We recently got asked this question: The XXX team suggested as a team that we change our 2 week sprints to 3 week sprints as we lose a lot of time spending a whole day on retro, sprint plan 1 & 2 every 10days. If we spread it over 3 weeks we save at least 10%... read more

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