Author Archives: Victor Hernandez

About Victor Hernandez

Technology generalist, visual thinker, perennially curious - Inspect and Adapt!

Quick! How Do I… Add Values to a List Field, Add a Custom Field or Custom List Field?

VersionOne provides a comprehensive set of default fields and values to define items in the system.  Story Types, Defect Sources, Task Components or Test Methods are a few examples. But – what if I need to add my own list … Continue reading

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“What’s in a Name? That Which We Call a ‘Project’ by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet”

With apologies to William Shakespeare – couldn’t resist, Bill ol’ chap… So – what is a Project in VersionOne?  Is it a Product, a Project or a Release?  Is it a Portfolio, a Program or a Group?  The answer is … Continue reading

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All for One, One for All! Approach to Managing Agile Projects with Shared Services

Yours is an organization delivering multiple projects for different customers through your various teams – shared services.  Though your teams practice agile – and enjoy it! – they do not truly have a dedicated backlog; their efforts are helping deliver … Continue reading

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Our Daily Standup is Stale – What’s the Point?

As a ScrumMaster I’ve had the opportunity to participate and facilitate many daily standup meetings – 6 years’ worth.  There have been excellent standup meetings and conversations – many led to useful and valuable collaborative sessions in which real work … Continue reading

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Requests and Ideas - My Polymorphic Backlog in VersionOne

If you are a Product Owner, a Project Manager, or a Business Analyst, you have heard the following before; I’m sure: “It’s not a defect; it’s a feature.” “It’s not an issue; it’s an enhancement.” “It’s not a bug; it … Continue reading

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Keep it Simple. We're Still Learning Agile Development!

I have a VERY active, wily, and curious two-year old at home… the best kind – who loves watching his brothers build complex Lego sets (I know, who wouldn’t!). Obviously as colorful, attractive, and deliciously intricate as the pieces and … Continue reading

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"Why Did the Story Change? Who Requested the Changes?"

The product owner and the team lead had a lively conversation over lunch; much was discussed about the development in-progress of a very cool feature during the present sprint, and both agreed that certain changes had to be made to … Continue reading

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Quick! How Do I… Set Up & Start Using VersionOne Out-of-the-Box?

VersionOne just works. Out-of-the-box. It allows for very specific configuration and customization, but when you just need to get-up-and-going, only a few things are needed to start planning and tracking your agile project. Here is a short guide on the essentials. Continue reading

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Getting the Full Picture – and sharing it

* As a Project Manager, it would be helpful for me to look at the “full picture” on the Backlog – not only the Stories, but also their related Tasks and Tests.  How do I accomplish this? The Product Planning … Continue reading

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There is method to the madness – but can I rank it?

So you have a number of super stories or features that must be broken down if they’re going to fit within an iteration.  You’ve created these Epics in Product Planning and assigned them to projects or releases, but…how do you … Continue reading

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