Category Archives: Experiences

My view on vertical slicing

If you work within agile teams, then you have most likely heard about vertical slicing, the most common definitions are the ones that say a vertical slice is the slice that goes across all architectural layers, reaches production and delivers value to the customer. Yeah, that’s great, but what does it really mean when it comes to putting… Read More »

Hands-on Scrum workshop

Talking about Scrum trainings, I will be clear, I don’t like generic workshops, yes I understand that most of them try to transmit the message and purpose of the different roles, events and artifacts, etc… but I believe that workshops need to be prepared according to the industry and day to day of the assistants, I understand that… Read More »

Read this before your next handover

When was the last time you heard – “We need to handover this project to the new team”? Don’t get me wrong, we sometimes need to handover projects, knowledge, products, etc… it’s natural, new people join, colleagues leave, new teams formed, etc… the thing here is what we need to do in advance before we handover anything; let… Read More »

Status Quo Canvas

You probably know that feeling when you start in a new place where you don’t know anyone, and you don’t know anything about what they do and how are they organized. The only way to fix this is to talk to people and exchange with them so you can understand better the context you are. This happened to… Read More »

Being cross-functional or not, is it that easy?

If you know me you know that is an important topic for me… I of course believe in being specialist/expert of a topic, but I also believe in being able to help each other when needed, but the question is: Are we happy to sacrifice a bit our personals technical wins for the good of the product/project and team?… Read More »

How I experienced Scrum across 5 different time zones

Everything started after my adventure in Barcelona, I joined Dominion Marine Media now Boats Group  in 2013, I started working with the whole team from Palma de Mallorca, my main contact point was in UK where I moved afterwards, I’m not going to share here the whole story, I will focus on how we were working with 5… Read More »

Visual Agile v.1

Everything started some months ago when my interests in analyzing better the data available of Jira increased, Jira has great dashboards, but those dashboards sometimes are hard to configure, there are many add-ons out there, but of course, you have to pay for them. I started to check Jira API and step by step I developed my own tool… Read More »