Category Archives: ScrumMaster

You Can Kanban

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

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Time to Visualize

Visualization allows you to observe at a very high level how your asset is tied to other assets within the application. There are many scenarios where visualization provides value. Continue reading

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Let’s Get Retro!

Retrospectives allow the team to come together to discuss the iteration and answer the important questions of “what went right?”, “what went wrong?” and “how can we get better?” In this blog I offer tips on how to get the most value and continuous improvement out of your retrospectives within VersionOne. Continue reading

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Which VersionOne Edition is Right for You?

While it’s important to have a consistent look-and-feel and overall user experience across all VersionOne editions, each has been uniquely “right-sized” to support the needs of teams of different sizes and stages of their agile adoption. Learn the difference and how each one is used. Continue reading

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Taming the Beast: How to Rank Large Backlogs

When dealing with hundreds or thousands of stories, there is a quick way to simplify your backlog. You don’t have to play the hand you’re dealt. VersionOne supports ranking large backlogs of all types. In this video, I will tell you how. Continue reading

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Happy Developers = Productivity

Agile developers like to focus on what’s most important to them, and that’s coding. You’ll almost always get pushback when asking the agile development team to stop doing what they like so they can switch to another application to provide updates. I have a viable solution to make both sides happy. Continue reading

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Using Templates to Help with Sprint Planning

Templates aren’t just for Product Owners. Teams can also copy tasks and tests from templates during sprint planning to cut down on missing tasks and manual entry. It’s sort of a checklist to make sure you’ve addressed the key work necessary, but can still add unique tasks when appropriate. Continue reading

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5 Handy Uses for Issues in VersionOne

VersionOne provides teams a central place to track issues at a Project and Team level. This allows teams, no matter how distributed, to collaborate closely on those things that are keeping the project from moving forward. This blog is all about five clever and handy ways that any team could use issues. Continue reading

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5 Signs That a VersionOne Product Demo is NOT for You

Did you know that we offer live VersionOne product demos twice a week? These hour-long demonstrations are a great way to get up to speed on VersionOne. But don’t get me wrong… our product demos are not for everyone. To help you figure out where you stand, I’ve put together these 5 Signs That a VersionOne Product Demo is NOT right for you. Continue reading

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Taking your Retrospectives from mediocre to magnificent

In the 2nd part of this Retrospectives series, we take a look at VersionOne’s ability to capture important information from one of the most important events of Agile. Continue reading

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