Story counting is a technique for estimating and follow up on velocity. The technique is simple, you just count the number of stories completed in a sprint or in a period of time, and the result is your velocity. It’s based on a simple assumption:
Over time the bigger and smaller stories will cancel each other out, hence a simple count ends up the same. – Martin Fowler
DPMUK 2015 a conference by digital project managers, for digital project managers has just ended. It’s the first PM specific conference I have attended and I was not disappointed. Read on to see some of the highlights of that cold, snowy January day in Manchester.
There are a lot of retrospective exercises out there and most of them will achieve the same goal. But when it comes to find things to improve I have found this particular exercise a very good help. The result is often a good list of improvements, but I also like that it forces the team to suggest things that they should stop doing.
Here are 5 of the tools that I use on a regular basis as a Digital Project Manager. You get a long way with the three E’s, the three fundamental tools: Evernote, Email and Excel, but I need more tools to help me and the team keep a high pace. Here are some of the tools that I can really recommend and that really bring some extra value.