Twentieth Anniversary of the Joel Test

On August 9, 2000, Joel Spolsky published the Joel Test, 12 yes-or-no questions used to score a software development team or organization. Joel described a score of 12 as “perfect”, 11 as “tolerable”, and 10 and lower as indicative of “serious problems” in the organization. 20 years later, how has…

Choosing an Agile Coaching Stance

I entered the world of agile coaching from standards and compliance-based software process improvement. After reading several recommended books and articles, I noticed that a common theme in agile coaching is the use of different stances. Although the idea of using stances to guide the approach to interacting with individuals,…