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Agile Scrum Story Size for Newbies

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 in Agile Scrum | 2 comments

Agile Scrum Story Size for Newbies

Most teams are happy to move away from estimating work in hours. But, when you are new to the concept of agile scrum story size, where do you start?

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Core Project Management Functions must Continue after Transition to Scrum

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Agile Scrum, Agile Transition | Comments Off on Core Project Management Functions must Continue after Transition to Scrum

Core Project Management Functions must Continue after Transition to Scrum

You realize some Project Management functions in the waterfall world may still be needed now that you’re Agile. What are they and who should perform them?

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Why Your Scrum Team Needs a Release Plan

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Agile Scrum | 2 comments

Why Your Scrum Team Needs a Release Plan

Some scrum teams believe the only required planning is Sprint Planning, but we advocate creating a Release Plan to set proper management expectations.

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Scrum of Scrums Manages Cross-Team Commitments

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Scrum of Scrums Manages Cross-Team Commitments

Scrum of Scrums Manages Cross-Team Commitments

With a strong commitment to cooperation and a little organization, cross-team product deliverables can be managed through the Scrum of Scrums concept.

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We are Agile. We are Not Perfect.

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Agile Scrum | 2 comments

We are Agile. We are Not Perfect.

It’s OK if your team does not practice Agile Scrum exactly as outlined in the handbook, but how do you know if good is good enough?

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Dealing with the Office Saboteur

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Business | 6 comments

Dealing with the Office Saboteur

How do you deal with the saboteur who creates real havoc in your work life? Some suggestions to deal with the 3 worst saboteurs.

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Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Agile

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Agile Transition | 5 comments

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Agile

As technical professionals, we must learn new things all the time. What make adopting agile different from everything else we must learn to keep our jobs?

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Why Every Story should have Acceptance Criteria

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Why Every Story should have Acceptance Criteria

Why Every Story should have Acceptance Criteria

After high level design and Epic breakdown, writing good stories is one of the most important predictors of green project status and excellent quality.

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Techniques to Increase Sprint Velocity

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Agile Scrum | 2 comments

Techniques to Increase Sprint Velocity

We have found these 3 techniques help the team close more stories, which improves burndown and results in increased velocity.

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Help Your Product Owner Prioritize Stories

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Help Your Product Owner Prioritize Stories

Help Your Product Owner Prioritize Stories

There are several useful techniques for helping Product Owners prioritize work. The Quadrant Chart and Story Mapping are 2 of my favorites.

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