Category Archives: Agile Champion

Scorecards and Other Executive Visibility Options in VersionOne

For executives, whose days are primarily consumed with business-focused activities, summary metrics about a given initiative, project, or feature are usually sufficient.  For them, there is more to running the business than building the software.  And with limited time, it … Continue reading

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Estimation Accuracy It’s Not Just a Report

Estimation Accuracy – Effort (Done and/or To Do) vs. Detail Estimate by Iteration Have you ever wondered how accurate your sprint detailed planning estimates are, and if there may be room for improvement?  Would it be helpful if you had … Continue reading

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Guardrails for Backlog Items-7 Things Every Story Needs

People ask us all the time – “What are the must use fields that every team should use?” While this is the ultimate “It Depends” answer, I have found that setting a few key guardrails for team across the enterprise … Continue reading

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View from the Enterprise

Introduction Software development still has a number of stages, steps, tools, platforms and just stuff that needs to be done. This is not getting simpler. In fact as the world of software progresses these things become more complicated through size … Continue reading

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Budgeting in an Agile World

              Agile budgeting can be a blasphemous term. It’s not uncommon when the subject of budgeting is brought up to hear “We’re agile. We don’t need budgets.” While it may be true that an … 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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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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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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