Tag Archives: agile development

Using Conversations to Help Business and Development Work Together

A very important component of the agile mindset is the partnership of business and development. When your company culture shifts away from silos to an all-for-one mentality where teams are working together on a regular basis, the organization’s capability to … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Way to Spend 10 Minutes?

Let’s think about this for a minute… You could: Ice-bucket challenge someone Set a stapler in a Jell-o mold Crash someone’s Facebook by inviting them to Candy Crush Add a ‘Blue Screen of Death’ screen saver to your boss’s laptop … 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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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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You’ve Never Seen Agile Development Like This

This morning we rolled out our newest product release, which is all about giving team members better ways to see their agile development projects through visualization enhancements. Continue reading

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Radiate with TeamRoom

TeamRoom makes a great information radiator! If you’ve finally convinced the pointy haired boss to pony up for some TVs in your physical team room, consider these benefits of having an agile TeamRoom. Continue reading

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Getting Bang for Your Buck

In agile development, we work on the item that has the biggest bang for the buck. Here are some tips on how to apply this concept at the agile portfolio level in VersionOne. Continue reading

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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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Charting the Course to Agile Development

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

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