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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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"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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Using Old-School Index Cards with VersionOne

While software-based tools are necessary to overcome the deficiencies that cards have around scaling, reporting and distributed teams, old-school tactile cards can still enrich many of your agile development activities. Continue reading

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Rank And File

All Scrum tools can manage a backlog. There is a great variety in the power of these tools, however. Managing a small list of a few items is one thing. Being able to manage large backlogs is something we’re quite … Continue reading

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