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Valuable Agile Retrospectives: How to Do Them?

Guest post from Ben Linders, Netherlands-based Sr. Consultant, InfoQ editor and bilingual (Dutch & English) blogger At the end of an iteration, typically two meetings are held: The sprint review (or demo) which focuses on getting product feedback, and the … Continue reading

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Scalable Agile Estimation and Normalization of Story Points: Review of published scalable agile estimation methods (Part 3 of 5)

In Part 1 of this multi-part blog series, I introduced the topic of the blog series and provided an overview.  Scalable agile estimation methods are required to provide reliable estimates of workload (work effort) and also reliable velocity metrics (both … Continue reading

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Reject the Tyranny of Metrics

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one team to dissolve the bondage to metrics and stretch goals, and to begin to develop software at a sustainable pace, a decent respect to the opinions of their coworkers  … Continue reading

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The Agile Coach on Mentoring

I’ve had several mentors over the years. In some cases, these folks probably didn’t even know they were mentoring me. As my career has progressed into Agile coaching and training, I’ve found myself, sometimes unwittingly and sometimes deliberately, acting as … Continue reading

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Put It On the Team

Do you want to have more effective daily stand-ups? Do you want to have the planning meetings flow better and increase the value of these meetings? Do you want to see continuous improvement flow from your retrospectives? If your answer is … Continue reading

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Experiencing Agile: 6 Agile Planning and Analysis Practices to Try

A guest post from EBG Consulting‘s Ellen Gottesdiener & Mary Gorman What practices can you adopt to help your team experience agile? This question was raised by a listener to the podcast we recorded on agile analysis practices with BA … 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: Agile Adoption – No Pain No Gain

I love sports and any chance I get to relate it to what I do for living, I get pretty jazzed!  So, hang with me on this… I hope this either reinforces what you already know about agile development or … Continue reading

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Part 2 of 2: Kanban vs Scrum Myths & Hype

In the first part of this post we established a context about Kanban as an agile software tool (not to be confused with the manufacturing term, kanban).  I also explored some of the key myths and hype behind Kanban vs … Continue reading

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Agile Development is Like Method Acting

How many times have you found yourself facing the same problems of getting your team to work as a team, getting buy-in from stakeholders, improving your CI capabilities, understanding requirements…? Agile development teaches us to stop trying to figure out … Continue reading

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