Please raise your hand if you've ever found yourself in a boring status meeting. A manager with a task list at hand checks the general progress. All participants (usually in turn) will give a status update and then the deliberations begin: 5 minutes talking, 15 minutes talking, 30 minutes talking and the list goes on. … Continue reading How To Do A Damn Good Daily Standup Meeting
Star Trek... I’m afraid this post will give away my age but I’ll say it anyway; although I would not consider myself a "trekkie", a startup is in many ways like a Star Trek season series. An episode starts with a happy bunch, travelling and exploring planets and space. Suddenly something unthinkable happens. Something that nobody … Continue reading Retrospective Meetings: 4 Valuable Things Spock Needs You to Know
A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. -- Steve Blank A 'startup' is a company that is confused about: What its product is. Who its customers are. How to make money. As soon as it figures out all 3 things, it ceases being a startup and becomes … Continue reading The Hard Truth About MVP and Agile
Two months ago, as Apirise, we attended APIdays in Berlin. APIdays is a conference held in cities like Barcelona, Berlin, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo. The range of topics covered is really wide and include almost everything about APIs. In APIdays you may meet with vendors, developers, companies like Apigee, Facebook, Heroku, Intel, Netflix, Salesforce, Soundcloud, … Continue reading Launching API Meetup in Athens
Have you ever been on a team? Have you tried to collaborate efficiently? If so, you probably searched for tools that could make it work better for everyone. This post (which will be completed in two parts) is meant to share our experience on the subject and describe both the tools we end up using … Continue reading 8 reasons that made us change from Trello to Targetprocess 3
Working more and more with Kanban and Scrum methodologies made me create a presentation deck for a basic Kanban Introduction. Here it is , I hope you like it. http://www.slideshare.net/GeorgePsistakis/kanban-intro-33363306 If you are in Greece you are welcome to join our meetup http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Greece/ If you are not you are welcome to follow us in twitter: https://twitter.com/AgileGRmeetup If … Continue reading What is Kanban? An introduction.
You hear about Kanban all the time. There are great guides out there but you do not know where to start. Is this the case? I had the same problem too. So I tried to gather some really baby steps of implementing a simple Kanban system for your early development phase. For some time now … Continue reading How to Kanban with Trello