Author Archives: Katia Sullivan

Agile Acceptance Criteria

I’ve been hearing a bit of confusion about acceptance criteria lately and I wanted to clarify a couple of things. Ultimately, the point of acceptance criteria is to establish the definition of done. We talk about defining done in Agile … Continue reading

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All Managers are Not Necessarily Your Agile Leaders

Leadership is the ability to influence or inspire others to achieve shared goals. Dees, et al., 2007 When an organization transitions from traditional project management to using Agile Methodologies, one of the first things I see most of my clients … Continue reading

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Agile Project Management is Not Just About Iterative Delivery and Stand-ups…

One of the precepts of Agile Project Management is the concept of delivery through disciplined, self-organized, cross-functional teams. Somehow, “self-organized” has changed to “self-managed” in some organizations. I have often used the following analogy: If I decided to purchase and … Continue reading

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QA: Now or Later? Now, duh!

Many of us have heard the phrase “Test Early, Test Often”. There are quite a few blogs and articles out there explaining how testing early (catching defects early) reduces costs in software development efforts.  It’s documented, and not many people … Continue reading

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Personal Agility: Is the laundry done?

When speaking to people who find Agile, or more specifically, iterative development, a difficult concept to understand, I tend to use the analogy of human beings performing in an Agile fashion. Most of us live in 24-hour iterations in which … Continue reading

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