Author Archives: Matthew Badgley

Agile Approach to Problems Found While Testing “In Sprint” Stories (Part 1 of 2)

Picture this, hotshot… You are working on a team that has recently made the transition to agile development. You are a traditional tester. A developer just let you know that you can start testing the story that the two of … Continue reading

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How Can ScrumMasters Help Their Teams to Self-Organize?

Sometimes, teams need a little nudge to help to self-organize. Remember ‘self-organize’ means the team takes ownership of not only how to produce the desired end results, but they are active participants in understanding the product/project and they work together … Continue reading

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How Can Team Members Help Create an Effective, Self-Organizing Agile Team?

In my last post, I took a stab at answering the question, “How do we change from individuals in workgroups to effective, self-organizing teams?” Through my discovery and reflection on that topic, I turned my focus toward the environment of … Continue reading

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How Do We Change from Individuals in Workgroups to Effective, Self-Organizing Agile Teams?

A colleague of mine at VersionOne, Dan Naden who works to support the agile community, delivered several open questions from a recent Agilepalooza and asked for help answering. The one that jumped out at me and my experiences was, “How … Continue reading

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SUCCESS = RESULTS – EXPECTATIONS (Part 2 of 2)

In my first post we learned that traditional project management brings with it challenges in achieving software success – for both the software delivery team and the customers. When you ask for all the expectations up front and then don’t … Continue reading

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SUCCESS = RESULTS – EXPECTATIONS (Part 1 of 2)

When I talk with people learning about agile software, I often play the game Presto Manifesto where the room talks about what it means to have a successful project and then breaks up into groups and – based on their … Continue reading

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Pondering the Agile “Don’t Know” Methodology

If you haven’t already heard the buzz, the State of Agile Development Survey 2011 is now out and it is packed full with some great information.   The survey is a helpful resource to quantify what people are doing and the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Top 10 Agile Lists

A while back I stumbled upon a clever blog post that showed the Top 10 of Top 10 lists and given my lack of creativeness today, I thought I would put together a Top 10 of Top 10 Agile Lists. … Continue reading

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Come to the Science Fair

Remember that thing we folks that practice Agile call the Agile Manifesto.  You know the thing that where 17 smart folks got together and came up with a set of four values and twelve principles to help guide and shape … Continue reading

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Reinvigorated Retrospectives

Have you heard these statements lately? “Our retrospectives have dried up.” “Why are we doing this? We never do anything about it.” “Uh, I don’t know – there’s nothing that we need to change.” Well, this is not uncommon for … Continue reading

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