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10
MAY
2017

CSP Fast Pass Founder to Speak at San Diego Product Managers (Agile or Not) Meetup

San Diego, CA – Carlton Nettleton, President of Look Forward Consulting, is pleased to announce he will be speaking at San Diego Product Managers (Agile or Not), on May 15th, at 6:00PM.  His interactive topic will be “Learning from Product Failure to Achieve New Product...
08
MAY
2017

Look Forward Consulting to Sponsor Agile Portugal 2017

Look Forward Consulting is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Agile Portugal 2017 conference, to be held on June 2 and 3, 2017.  Now in its eighth year, the conference is a two-day international event focusing on Agile software development and its practices, technologies,...
29
APR
2017

What books do you recommend reading on scaling Scrum and Agile?

     When scaling Scrum and Agile, many software organizations experience the common struggle to coordinate and prioritize the work of multiple teams working together, aka dependency management.  Many factors contribute to the complexity of identifying, tracking, managing and...
16
MAR
2017

Carlton Nettleton a Keynoter at Scrum Day Peru

Lima, Peru – Look Forward Consulting is pleased to announce that Carlton Nettleton  will be a keynote speaker at Scrum Day Perú, to be held on April 7th and 8th, 2017 in Lima, Perú.  Carlton will open the conference on April 7th with his talk, “Learning from Product Failure...
06
MAR
2017

Best Ways to Motivate Team Scrum Members

Stop doing things that demotivate people! Seriously…there are a lot of silly things that people are expected to endure in big companies that are severely demotivating. Almost all of Peopleware is spent identifying how common practices in software management demotivates...
22
FEB
2017

What books do you recommend reading for the Scrum and Agile practitioners?

As both a consultant and a trainer, my clients and students frequently want to know more about Scrum and Agile and they are interested to hear different perspectives on what works and what does not work.  Consequently, I often recommend a few books to help people go deeper on the...
02
JAN
2017

Certified Scrum Training Comes to Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador (December 2017) – Look Forward Consulting, Inc. and Jaguar Agile Coaching are partnering to bring Scrum Alliance® Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) Carlton Nettleton to Ecuador this coming February.  Carlton will teach a Certified ScrumMaster® course in...
12
DEC
2016

Yesterday’s Weather: An Extreme Programming Planning Technique Using Story Points

Yesterday’s Weather is an Extreme Programming planning technique used to estimate the capacity of a Team based on their past performance. Yesterday’s Weather is a guide to help Teams neither under commit nor overcommit to a set of Product Backlog items during Sprint...
29
NOV
2016

Poner los pivotes en acción – Caso de Estudio de CSP Fast Pass

Entonces, ¿Cómo funciona realmente un pivote? En mi último artículo, hablé sobre los diez tipos de pivotes del mundo de Lean Startup. Permíteme ilustrarte cómo funcionan los pivotes con CSP Fast Pass, mi proyecto más reciente para ayudar a personas y negocios a ser más exitosos...
28
NOV
2016

Estimating the Size of Scrum User Stories

In Scrum, the owner of the estimates is very clear.  Only the people who do the work, i.e., the Team, have the right to offer estimates for the Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog items.  However, like many things in Scrum, the framework leaves it up to each Team to decide on what...