I propose that we stop measuring throughput or velocity. Instead, companies should empower software teams to make value estimates on individual work items.
In this third part of my Rethinking Agile series, instead of adding practices, I recommend something for you to remove. That is, stop estimating effort!
In Part 1 of this series, I suggested adding a “deload” period into your agile practices. In Part 2, another suggestion in the same vein: the Stand Down.
After sustained intense exercise, a deload gives your mind and nerves a chance to reset. I think it's time to bring this concept into software development.
One of my favorite tips for making pull request reviews more useful, efficient, and enjoyable is Github's "Saved replies."
I’d like to share some insights and lessons from the most recent recruiting season at Atomic Object that I hope will be valuable in the years ahead.