Clayton Lengel-Zigich

Pragmatic technology leader

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How to run commitment-driven planning meetings in 5 easy steps

October 26, 2021

Commitment-Driven Sprint Planning is a technique that helps a team determine how much work to bring into their Sprint.

#agile #scrum #commitment-driven planning #capacity planning

Effective Sprint Planning

April 27, 2021

Lessons learned lauching my book Effective Sprint Planning

#planning #agile #projects

Secrets of Software Planning

November 29, 2020

Introducing an eBook about effective sprint planning techniques

#planning #agile #projects

A Thoughtful Reply

March 12, 2018

A experiment focused on helping others achieve their goals

#culture #projects

Retrospective: Setting Expectations

March 13, 2013

A retrospective technique for helping teams understand and define their expectations of others

#agile #culture #team

Building a Self-Sustaining Ecosystem through Agile Coaching

September 20, 2012

My experience attending the Culture Conference in 2012

#agile #culture

Agile Principles: Progress Requires Working Software

August 08, 2012

An exploration of the agile principle of working software being the primary measure of progress

#agile #technical-excellence

Add Fun to Your Scrum Board

May 04, 2012

A simple idea for adding some fun to your physical scrum board

#agile #scrum #culture

Retrospectives: Best Practices, Common Problems and New Ideas

May 03, 2012

My presentation to the Phoenix Scrum User's Group about running effective retrospectives

#agile #team #culture #presentations

Agile Principles: Tear Down These Cubes

March 06, 2012

An exploration of the agile principle about effective communication

#agile #culture #team

Agile Principles: Self-Organizing Teams are Motivated Teams

March 01, 2012

Ideas about the agile principle of self-organizing teams

#agile #team #culture

Agile Principles: Collaborate Everyday

February 29, 2012

Thoughts on the agile principle of collaborative work

#agile #team #culture

Agile Principles: Frequently Deliver Working Software

February 28, 2012

Thoughts on the agile principle of delivering working software

#agile

Probability, Velocity and Re-Estimating User Stories

July 07, 2011

#agile #estimating

Agile Principles: Iterate. Evaluate. Repeat

July 06, 2011

Exploring the agile principle about changing requirements

#agile

Let Conversations Write Your Tests

May 11, 2011

Understanding how discussions during planning can help inform the tests you write

#agile #testing #culture

Agile Principles: Deliver Early and Often, but Always Deliver Value

January 07, 2010

Discussing the agile principle of delivery early and often

#agile #value

Do You Make This Common Mistake When Estimating?

January 06, 2010

A common mistake many scrum teams making when estimating user stories

#agile #estimating

Why Developers Avoid Testing

December 09, 2009

My thoughts on why developers avoid writing tests and testing in general

#testing #culture #growth-mindset

Do You Make This Common Debugging Mistake?

November 18, 2009

Mistakes developers make when debugging their software

#technical-excellence

Quit Being Comfortable

October 04, 2008

On getting outside of your comfort zone and exploring new opportunities

#growth-mindset #culture