Category Archives: Scrum Tools

Making Daily Scrum Meetings Really Effective & Efficient (Part 1 of 5)

The Agile Scrum Framework is based on empirical process control. It requires transparency of the process and work product, and an ability to inspect so the team can adapt to achieve their goals.  An important element of this empirical process … 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 2 of 2: Agile Adoption – No Pain No Gain

In my first post I said that agile adoption reminds me of my personal experience in competitive sports. The pain was so intense at times, it left me physically and emotionally spent. But with a bit of determination, the gain … 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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Retrospective: It Happens at the End, but it’s Just the Beginning

All great (and not so great) teams strive to get better. During the recent Super Bowl run of the New England Patriots, the team undoubtedly made some personnel moves to make the team even stronger. The team was certainly proud … 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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Managing Expectations – The Art of Being a Better Agile Manager

The question I was faced most with in a recent engagement was, “How do I manage expectations when so many people are asking for different forms of the same deliverable? How can I expect my team to keep that many … 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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