Category Archives: Scrum Development

Practicing

There is an old joke, very popular in performing circles.  A tourist shows up in New York City for the first time.  He wants to see all the sites.  The next one on his list is Carnegie Hall, and as … Continue reading

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Call Me Ishmael…

Who remembers loving High School English?  Anyone…Anyone…. No I didn’t think so.   But we all remember it very well.  One of the things that really stands out for me was the number of really, really, really long books we were forced to … Continue reading

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Agile Construction Management

While at a recent Project Management Institute (PMI) event, the question came up of whether you could use agile techniques in Construction Project Management (after all, not all PMI members are IT Project Managers). Earlier in my career I worked … Continue reading

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Agile Culture: One More Secret to Building it

I recently read the excellent and fascinating book “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. The book doesn’t only cover habits of individuals, but also habits of communities and organizations. Reading it reminded me of a conversation I had with … Continue reading

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2 Great Talks on Lean Management & Story Mapping Coming to DC 3/20

If you’re in the DC area, or know someone who is, be sure to mark the calendar for March 20th. You won’t want to miss this great lineup of talks coming to AgilePalooza DC, including these two from our friends … Continue reading

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Agile Capacity Calculation – Part 2 of 2

In the first part of this two-part blog, I presented two methods for agile capacity calculation: Method 1: Capacity is not required to be estimated or calculated.  This is an idealized  and the simplest method. Method 2: Capacity is only … Continue reading

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Rightsourcing Organizational Agility

Guest post from George Schlitz, BigVisible Co-Founder & Coach In today’s complex business environment, people and teams can be overwhelmed with the sheer amount of change they face. If priorities ever seem clear, they quickly shift in response to new competition, … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Engage Your Agile Software Community

At VersionOne, we’ve always been committed to connecting and energizing with our community of agile software development and project management professionals. Here are a few keys as you look to build community within your organization and beyond. 1. Let them run … Continue reading

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The Chickens and the Pigskin

Ah, October… autumn is here. It’s that beautiful time of year when the air is crisp, the leaves turn and of course College Football is in full swing. For my family, it begins a series of pilgrimages back to my … Continue reading

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Making Sprint Retrospectives Really Effective (Part 4 of 4)

Once a Scrum team has discussed and developed a SMART action plan in a Sprint Retrospective session (as described in Part 3 of this blog series), I recommend capturing all the results from the Retrospective session and SMART actions into … Continue reading

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