Category Archives: Agile Development

The Trojan Retrospective – From Crickets to Conversations

This blog is part of a series on “Agile Trojan Horses – Covert Appetizers for Agile Discovery.” This series is intended to help spark conversations that restore focus on agile fundamentals, whet the appetite to discover more about agile, and … Continue reading

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Psssst! I Can Get You Fixed Cost AND Fixed Dates!!

I have an offer you can’t refuse… You don’t have to be afraid, just because I am Sicilian. I am talking about Product Development here, not “garbage collection”. I know it frustrates you that all this Agile stuff talks about … Continue reading

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Agile is NOT For You

Guest post from Daniel Gullo, Apple Brook Consulting You are talking with two consultants about how to transform your organization into an Agile development company so that you can go faster and keep ahead of your competitors. You explain to … Continue reading

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The ‘Agile Playbook’

Football players spend a lot of time studying their Playbooks. And Coaches spend a lot of time creating and updating them. These guys are serious. The stakes are high in the NFL; millions of people are watching. Their stated goal … Continue reading

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Sutherland Answers Top Questions from AgileLIVE “Power of Scrum” Webinar

Guest post from Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum and CEO of Scrum Inc. In case you missed it, earlier this month VersionOne broke record attendance (5,000 registrants) for our AgileLIVE webinar series. Jeff Sutherland keynoted the event with a focus … Continue reading

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Enforced Workflow is inherently NOT Agile

One of the ironies of being a technologist in the Agile world is that while we love our tools and toys, we also know that some things should be done by hand.  One of my jobs as a consultant at … Continue reading

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SolutionsIQ: Automating Application Development, SAFe, and Other Takeaways from AgilePalooza Seattle

“How do we get the servers to be as responsive as our software development?” SolutionsIQ developer/coach Ben Tomasini asked this question last week at AgilePalooza in Seattle. It was just one of the many topics that he and a number … Continue reading

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Agile Prioritization: A Comprehensive and Customizable, Yet Simple and Practical Method

There is rarely enough time or resources to do everything.  Therefore, agile teams must use prioritization to decide which features to focus on and which lowest rank-order features could be pushed out of scope when close to the end of … Continue reading

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What is DevOps, Anyway?

We just got done moderating the latest webinar in the AgileLIVE series… “The Challenges and Rewards of DevOps.” The series started last week with Damon Poole, chief agilist at Eliassen Group. Damon did a really good deep-dive into What is DevOps? … Continue reading

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10 Things You Could Do When You’re Done Writing Code

So you’re two-thirds of the way through your iteration and there are no more development tasks to complete. Nice work! Understandably, your instinct is to pull another story into the iteration, but doing so has risks and disadvantages. When you … Continue reading

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