Category Archives: Scaling Agile

AgilePalooza Seattle: A Brilliant Day of Agile with Hussman & Others

The splendid Seattle springtime weather may have made it more appealing to take a hike or soak up some rays on a Thursday afternoon, but a packed house of people turned out for AgilePalooza Seattle to enjoy a fun and … Continue reading

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Forecast Says: Your Forecast is History

You may have a well-articulated, strategic roadmap BUT how, when and what value you deliver against that roadmap can fluctuate. A benefit of iterative delivery and deliberate learning cycles is that product teams can tweak or radically change output based … Continue reading

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Agile and Beyond: A Right-Sized, Value-Rich Conference

VersionOne was proud to sponsor and exhibit at the 4th Annual Agile and Beyond conference on Saturday, March 9th in Dearborn, Michigan. We talked with many project managers, developers, business analysts and directors about their past, current or future agile … Continue reading

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Agile in Miami is Off and Running

Miami, Florida is a beautiful city. The beaches. The food. The vibrant culture. Lebron James. Add a growing agile group to the list of pluses for this tropical metropolis. Thanks to an eager set of individuals at a recent AgilePalooza … Continue reading

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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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Managing the Middle Manager Conundrum

Attending Agile 2012 and meeting many practitioners and soon-to-be practitioners of agile development was an awesome experience. The opportunity to network and talk shop with a wide range of individuals cannot be duplicated. Many of the conversations re-opened an age … Continue reading

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If You Could Say 1 Thing Anonymously to Your President About Agile What Would it Be?

This is a new question we’ve added to our annual State of Agile Development Survey, launched just over a week ago, and I’m chuckling at some of the answers coming in. I thought I’d share some of the good ones. … Continue reading

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Making Sprint Retrospectives Really Effective (Part 2 of 4)

Reaching team consensus on the Top 3 factors that worked well and the Top 3 most problematic factors: Before the Sprint Retrospective session, the ScrumMaster should collect each Scrum team member’s individual Top 3 observations in both categories listed below: … Continue reading

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Does ‘Who Makes a Good ScrumMaster’ Have Much To Do With Their Current/Past Role?

Recently I’ve read a few blog posts and forum posts discussing, ‘what role do the best ScrumMasters come from?’ One post in particular suggested that perhaps Technical Leads are the best candidates because they have deep knowledge of the technical … Continue reading

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VersionOne Turns it Up to 10: Three Things You Never Knew About Agile in ‘02 (Part 1)

  VersionOne Turns it Up to 10:  Three Things You Never Knew About Agile in ‘02 It all started on July 1, 2002 in a shady hotel room with two people – myself and our CEO Robert Holler. Don’t worry; … Continue reading

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