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Author Archives: Mark Crowe
The User Story, by intent, is meant to be a short definition – an introduction to a discussion. As a… I can… So that … Simple, short and powerful. We’re all familiar with some variation of this structure and I … Continue reading
A new year is upon us and with that, the new Winter 2014 Release. While the process of delivering our quarterly releases means each is roughly equivalent in size, there is still something special about the annum’s turn. With thoughts … Continue reading
Some years back, Luke Hohmann introduced me to the phrase, “I plan to re-plan.” It’s a somewhat awkward phrase which caused me to stop and ponder it for a moment. “Is re-planning the ultimate purpose of planning?” No, planning is … Continue reading
The Summer 2013 Release has some interesting value-packaged within. Reach Out and Touch Someone The old telephone adage has taken on a new twist this summer. Where the mighty Ma Bell once featured this jingle as a means to stir emotion and … Continue reading
More and more customers are discussing Lean influences in their process, especially at the portfolio planning level and with operational groups. Here’s a quick summary of the Kanban functionality VersionOne offers. Continue reading
I recently discussed some release planning approaches with a customer who had some traditional fixed project-type constraints: contractual relationship with milestones (in the form of multiple releases) and dates built in. Here are some tips on how to get through the smelly part of agile development. Continue reading
In larger agile planning efforts, it can be quite helpful to keep your epics well-organized and prioritized. Simple drag-and-drop epic ranking and management is certainly an integral part of agile planning. Continue reading
I noticed a common theme during the Agile 2011 Conference. While helping to work the VersionOne booth in my official role as part of the illustrious booth babe team, there were many compliments on the new UI, inquiries about coveted … Continue reading
Spring is here! Spring is here! The Spring ’2011 Release is here! What, you say? It’s not spring any more? Are you sure? Hmmmm… Well…you see…in Atlanta where our headquarters is based, it gets oppressively hot in the summer, so … Continue reading