Note and Vote: Effective Collaboration and Teamwork

What is “note and vote”? Note and vote (aka Nominal group technique (NGT)) is a structured method for brainstorming/decision making that encourages contributions from everyone. Why this technique? In a synchronous discussion (aka a meeting) where the goal is problem identification, solution generation, and/or decision making, things can quickly derail …

Agile Backlog Estimation / Sizing

An estimate by definition is: “an approximate calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.” It is fundamentally a guess,  a probability distribution. When estimating an Agile backlog, no promise is made. No warranty should be expressed or implied. (If you want a guarantee, buy a …