Author: Tania van Wyk de Vries

Best way of learning agile

by Tania van Wyk de Vries

Best way to learn agile is through blended learning approach. This is an approach where you cover the basics of the theory to gain insights into the subject matter, but you have further practical implementation exercises to embed the knowledge and while doing the practical implementation you have access to a mentor to guide you…

Ramp-up time on a new project or team

When you form a new team or start a new project where there are some team changes it is important to allow 2 – 3 weeks for the team to settle depending on the size of the project / team. It is important to take this into account when estimating effort and delivery for a new…



Manual Boards v/s Electronic Boards

We have had many debates with agile experts worldwide on this one. And we will share some insights here that cannot be disputed, no matter which one you prefer. Manual boards and stickies usually helps to get the team going during their first 3 sprints with Scrum. It is hard to learn a tool and…



Agile feature team size

Agile indicates that a team should be between 5 – 9. We say it should be 5 developers, a tester and a shared BA. We have tried and tested it and this works. So max 7, not 9. In teams where we had 8 people, sub-teams started forming and communication started breaking down, even with…