Category Archives: General

Spring 2014 Release: Planning the Right Amount

A new bank account holder who was surprised to find out his account was overdrawn. “I can’t be out of money,” he exclaims. “I still have checks left!” Sometimes a development organization can forget that they, too, have their limits. … Continue reading

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New Winter ’14 (14.0.7) Point Release Available

For this weekend’s point release announcement, we’ve got a very special guest submission by the artist product manager formerly known as βθβ. Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today To get through this thing called owners list Electric word list. … Continue reading

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Git Some API

Many may not be aware, unless you are participating on our developers forum discussion group, that our platform team is hard at work collaborating with the community on a few different value-add capabilities. In particular VersionOne is beginning to offer a … Continue reading

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When Are We Going to See VersionTwo?

Yeah.  I’ve heard that one before. Why did we choose VersionOne as the name for our agile project management software? Think back to the times when you’ve been most satisfied with your software delivery.  For many, getting the first version … Continue reading

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Organizing and Associating Work to an Epic

We have many teams within VersionOne using the Epic functionality heavily to organize their work.  I often get asked questions like: “What if I decide later on that my work is tied to an existing Epic?” “What if I decide that my … Continue reading

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The Large and the Small: Winter 2014 is Here

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

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Throw Some WIPS on that Board

In some of my earlier blog posts I walked through the process of creating custom fields and adding statuses to your board views.  Today I’ll be taking the board view example further and showing how boards can be configured to … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Release: I Plan to Re-plan

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

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How to Win $1,500 for 15 Minutes of Work

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve gotten the memo by now… We’re running a State of Agile Survey. Big freakin’ deal; so are five other groups out there, right? If you only have time to do one of these … Continue reading

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From VersionOne Customer to VersionOne Employee – Part 2

In my last post I talked about my former role as a VersionOne customer and some of the challenges we faced with waterfall development. I outlined how we selected VersionOne to solve some major collaboration issues and the professional services … Continue reading

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