Matt Blair

Matt Blair

I read that you learn more from a poor example than from a correct one. I don't believe this but that means my site will be a success.

Understanding Velocity in Development Teams

Best Practices and Cautionary Tales

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Velocity is a commonly used metric in development teams to measure how much work they can fit into a sprint. However, using velocity for any other purpose can be problematic as it might not reflect the real progress of the project and can be a flawed planning mechanism.

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Shelter In Place

Back when we were all the office together, it was pretty easy as a manager to get a feel for how the team was doing. Are folks getting along? Are folks stressed? Does everyone have the right balance of work? With folks all around you, it was pretty easy to drop in on a conversation, take someone to lunch, or grab a coffee and talk.

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