Tag Archives: Planning

Inside Our Dev Team: The Birth Story of Estimably for Agile Estimation

We seem to reach consensus much faster… In case you missed our Summer 2014 release announcement, Estimably™ is a free, poker-style agile estimation tool (game) within VersionOne TeamRoom™ that allows a team to easily participate in story estimation exercises no matter where they … Continue reading

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The Clarity of Description

The User Story, by intent, is meant to be a short definition – an introduction to a discussion. As a… I can… So that … Simple, short and powerful. We’re all familiar with some variation of this structure and I … Continue reading

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A Transition Exposition

We are often asked about updating a story status when a task or test begins its progress.  While VersionOne chooses to empower the agile team to make these adjustments as opposed to doing it automatically, we do have a feature … 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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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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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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