Category Archives: Agile Tools

Making Daily Scrum Meetings Really Effective & Efficient (Part 5 of 5)

If you’ve been reading my earlier posts in this series, you know all about the High-Effectiveness, High-Efficiency Daily Scrum Quadrant. As I wrap up this series, I’ll leave you with 8 practical tips every ScrumMaster should follow to improve the … Continue reading

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Making Daily Scrum Meetings Really Effective & Efficient (Part 2 of 5)

In the first post of this series, I defined the Agile Scrum Framework and introduced the importance of conducting “High Effectiveness, High Efficiency” daily Scrums. Today I want to give you 6 key steps to make your Scrum team’s Daily … Continue reading

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VersionOne Turns it Up to 10 (Part 2)

In my first post we talked about the top three things you didn’t know about agile in 2002, and the ways I’ve personally experienced an evolution within VersionOne, our product and the adoption of agile within the industry. Now for … Continue reading

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Filling a Void in Agile Development

Agile development organizations come in a variety of shapes and sizes: Small teams of a few people simply getting their job done in a manner they find most efficient. Departments with multiple project teams planning their work in concert. Large … Continue reading

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Part 1 of 2: Kanban vs Scrum Myths and Hype

Recently, I heard folks at a few of my clients and at a couple conferences talking about why they are considering moving to using Kanban vs. Scrum.  I have no preference to either method other than choosing the right agile … Continue reading

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Managing Technical Debt

Debt seems to be on every-one’s mind these days.  You can’t open a newspaper anywhere in the world without seeing some article about some country’s national debt.  As we all know, countries aren’t the only entities that have debt.  Most … Continue reading

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Enter the Product Blog

Faster than a speeding kb article. More powerful than a press release. Able to leap tall release notes in a single bound. Look! Up in the internet! It’s a tweet. It’s a fan page. It’s the VersionOne Product Blog! If … Continue reading

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Embracing The Practically Perfect Agile Process

Agile project management begins with a simple framework. From there, things can get sticky pretty fast. The path becomes filled with decisions about the software development process and whether we will use agile project management software. If we do choose … Continue reading

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Be a Get Things Done Guy

I don’t want to be a Scrum guy. I don’t want to be an XP guy. I don’t want to be a Lean guy… or a Kanban guy… or a DSDM guy… or a RUP guy… or a PMI guy. … Continue reading

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