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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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Retrospective Lays Groundwork for Continuous Improvement

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Retrospective Lays Groundwork for Continuous Improvement

Retrospective Lays Groundwork for Continuous Improvement

I am surprised by how many teams tell me they forgo Retrospective. To me, Retrospective is one of the most important meetings in Scrum.

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Reduce Risk on Scrum Team

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Reduce Risk on Scrum Team

Reduce Risk on Scrum Team

We all strive to increase velocity, but what can we do to further reduce risk and increase our chance for success and profit on an agile scrum team?

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Can’t Learn Agile from a Book

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Background | Comments Off on Can’t Learn Agile from a Book

Can’t Learn Agile from a Book

I’m Gerri Slama Grove, and I am m excited about joining the company and bringing GSD agile mindset concepts to the East coast.

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Write Better Stories

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Agile Scrum | 1 comment

Write Better Stories

Every time we teach a GSD Scrum Training workshop, one of the most difficult concepts for students to grasp is how to write a story.

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Agile Teams Still Need Traditional Support

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Agile Transition | 3 comments

Agile Teams Still Need Traditional Support

The biggest misconception about agile is that when you convert to scrum, you no longer need traditional program or product management.

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Overcome Resistance to Agile in Your Organization

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Agile Transition | Comments Off on Overcome Resistance to Agile in Your Organization

Overcome Resistance to Agile in Your Organization

If you want your organization to become agile, then you need to overcome fear, uncertainty and job insecurity in order to get buy in.

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Business Must Become Agile or Be Left Behind

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Business | Comments Off on Business Must Become Agile or Be Left Behind

Business Must Become Agile or Be Left Behind

Agile scrum has relevance beyond Engineering and IT. We cover how 7 scrum concepts can be modified to run your business with agility.

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