Author Archives: Dan Naden

5 Things We Learned at AgilePaloozas in 2012

2012 was a great year of learning, collaboration and fun at AgilePalooza. We’ve crossed this great nation of ours, bringing stimulating talks on release planning, retrospectives, Lean thinking and more to project managers, developers, ScrumMasters and executives. As we retrospect, … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Engage Your Agile Software Community

At VersionOne, we’ve always been committed to connecting and energizing with our community of agile software development and project management professionals. Here are a few keys as you look to build community within your organization and beyond. 1. Let them run … Continue reading

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Open Space Connects Like-Minded Agile Development Professionals at AgilePalooza Portland

People interested in agile development gathered from all across the Northwest (Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, King City) to attend AgilePalooza Portland last month. The attendees were eager to get started. An exceptional collection of agile development experts were poised to share … Continue reading

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The Top 4 Reasons You Need to Attend AgilePalooza

The people have spoken: “Open Space: Alan Shalloway helped lead discussion. Loved it!!” “Great discussion and interesting topics.  I will definitely be back.” “Loved having an open dialogue with people from different companies/experiences talking about the most popular topics — … Continue reading

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Product Managers: Ready, Set, Go! Who Can Write the Longest Requirements Document?

There are contests: The Super Bowl The World Cup The World’s Strongest Man And then there are other ‘smaller-scale’ contests: Fastest to chug a glass of milk At the workplace, contests run the gamut: from the noble: Let’s raise $10,000 … Continue reading

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Agile Adoption: All I Want for Christmas is Business Agility

A new pony, iPad, or driver would be great, but let’s keep jolly old Saint Nick focused on agile. I’ve interacted with companies large and small, and people from entry-level to the executive ranks about their agile intentions. Here are … Continue reading

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Agile is NOT a game of perfect

Practice makes perfect. Well, that’s not ‘entirely’ true. I don’t mean to discourage the high achievers in our audience, but no matter how much you practice, you could ALWAYS do better. During his spectacular run a few years ago, Tiger … Continue reading

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Retrospective: It Happens at the End, but it’s Just the Beginning

All great (and not so great) teams strive to get better. During the recent Super Bowl run of the New England Patriots, the team undoubtedly made some personnel moves to make the team even stronger. The team was certainly proud … Continue reading

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