Category Archives: Project Manager

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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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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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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Agile Metrics: I’ve Got Goals and a Whole Lot More

I often find myself talking about agile metrics with many teams using VersionOne.   Agile metrics is sometimes a very challenging conversation — some agile development folks don’t like them because they are sometimes used for EVIL! Well, maybe not … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 Release: Reach Out and Touch Someone

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

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Agile Construction Management Using VersionOne

In a post in the Agile Management blog, I outlined the idea that agile development could be applied to Construction Management. There are some terms that have been customized in this VersionOne instance, including Phase instead of Epic, Trade instead … Continue reading

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What to Expect in our Bi-Weekly Live Product Demonstrations! Part 3 of 3

Continued from Part 2… The final part of this series will focus on the area of the demonstration which covers additional areas to get you up and running. Reports: VersionOne comes preloaded with over 50 reports that provide key metrics … Continue reading

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What to Expect in our Bi-Weekly Live Product Demonstrations! Part 2 of 3

Continued from Part 1… In the first part of this series we looked at the Product Owner activities that take place in VersionOne (Product Planning and Release Planning).  The second part of this series will outline the Team activities that … Continue reading

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adhoc api reporting (+ downloads)

i wanted to share the results of a poc (proof of concept) effort i recently found success with using the api for some custom adhoc reporting via ms excel. as i get started i would like to make a few assumptions: … Continue reading

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