Sprint Progress in Color

Some time ago, to be precise may 13th 2011, my collegue René van Osnabrugge posted the initial version of the Excel Template on “Managing your sprint backlog easier with Excel”.

Recently I have used it again and found time to provide some minor polishing!
Please visit the original post for directions on using it.

An updated version of the Excel Template can be found Progress in Color – Template

The file has been updated again. Please save the file as an .XLSM

ALM Summit 3 – Recommended Books

Last week i attended the ALM Summit 3 in Seattle together with @MarkvandenBerg.
A big thanks to @DeltaNBV and @renevo for enabling that!

During the very interesting sessions of this summit allot of book recommendations where done so i decided to put these in the list below (no particular order). I may have missed some, so contact me if you want one added 🙂

The Scrum Field Guide, Mitch Lacey

Switch, Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012

The Principles of Product Development Flow, Donald G. Reinertsen

Agile Software Requirements, Dean Leffingwell

Leadership The Hard Way, Dov Frohman & Robert Howard

Yes to the Mess, Frank Barrett

Negotiating with Emotion, Kimberlyn Leary

The Generals, Thomas E. Ricks

Virtuosity, Diana & Willem Larsen

Liftoff, Diana Larsen

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, Diana Larsen

Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews, Norman L. Kerth

Simple Rules: A Radical Inquiry Into Self, Holladay & Tytel

Bridiging the Communication Gap, Gojko Adzic

Specification By Example, Gojko Adzic

Explore It!, Elisabeth Hendrickson

Exploratory Software Testing, James Whittaker

Continuous Delivery, Jez Humble

Theory of the Firm, Jensen and Meckling

Books by Jack Welch

Lean IT, Orzen and Bell

The Lean Startup, Eric Ries

Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience, Jeff Gothelf

The Principles of Product Development Flow, Donald G. Reinertsen

Toyota Kata, Mike Rother

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel H. Pink

The New Kingmakers, Stephen O’Grady

UML Applied: A .NET Perspective, Martin L. Shoemaker

Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback, Sam Guckenheimer & Neno Loje

Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, Sam Guckenheimer & Juan J. Perez

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: Adopting Agile Software Practices: From Backlog to Continuous Feedback, Sam Guckenheimer & Neno Loje

The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win, Steven Gary Blank

Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works, Ash Maurya

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Crisis an Innovation, Charlota Perez

Shating Strategy in a World of Constant Disruption