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Andrew Smith, Principal Architect

Andrew Smith, Principal Architect
Andrew is a Principal Architect at ISE and leads ISE’s Agile community. He recently earned two new Agile certifications: ICAgile Certified Expert – Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) and ACI Certified Teams Transformation Coach (ACI-CTTC). Andrew is passionate about creating great teams, great software and great customer experiences, and is constantly looking for ways to adapt industry experience and best practices into ISE. In his free time, Andrew enjoys dancing Argentine Tango, public speaking with Toastmasters International, and Yoga.

Recent Posts

Is Your Build-up Chart Misleading You?

Jan 09, 2020 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

In The Humble Build-Up Chart - Communicating with Stakeholders, I discussed how a build-up chart can be used to show progress and projections - to achieve communication with stakeholders. Today, I'd like to address a couple of ways in which a build-up chart can be misleading.

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Estimation Revisited (Part 3)

Dec 12, 2019 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

In Part 1 of Revisiting Estimations, I explored some challenges and underlying concepts relating to estimates and projections. In Part 2, I more deeply explored Uncertainty, Complexity, and Stakeholder Questions. In Part 3, I explore some guidance for leaders and managers…

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Estimation Revisited (Part 2)

Oct 17, 2019 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

In Part 1 of Revisiting Estimations, I explored some challenges and underlying concepts relating to estimates and projections. In this blog post, I more deeply explore Uncertainty, Complexity, and Stakeholder Questions.

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Estimation Revisited (Part 1)

Sep 26, 2019 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

In a previous blog post, I explored the challenge of wanting to be agile, but also wanting certainty. One place this shows up is in how we deal with estimation. In this blog post I take a deeper look at estimation and projections.

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