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Budgeting Your Strategic Themes to Help Teams Deliver Value 

stra·te·gic – strəˈtējik/ adjective relating to the identification of long-term or overall aims and interests and the means of achieving them.(Source: Google) Taking a strategic approach to your annual spending is a sound and fiscally responsible thing to do. Portfolio level strategic themes … Continue reading

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Backlog Item Roll-ups to the Portfolio Item

roll-up (noun) – denoting something that can be rolled up. “roll-up panels” If backlog items are the the gears that make agile software delivery work, then portfolio items can be looked at as the gear box, holding the delivery work in just … 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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Next Sprint Cut Line in the VersionOne TeamRoom Backlog Panel

What does that line in the backlog list in your VersionOne TeamRoom™ represent? It’s the next sprint cut line based on your team’s average velocity and the prioritized backlog for your team.  It’s also a great reason to make sure your backlog … Continue reading

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How Much Ceremony Do We Need?

The agile world has a number of myths that tend to be perpetuated, often for private agendas. One of them is that agile means no documentation or formality in its approach. A counter to this are the conversations about professional … Continue reading

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There’s an API for That… How to Get Lots of Information in a Few Moments

A few days ago, I was using my smartphone and wanted to get some more information about the weather besides just the basics of temperature and local conditions i.e. sunny, cloudy and such.  I was reminded of the contemporary colloquialism “There’s … Continue reading

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TeamSync: Building a Bridge Between Dev & Product Management

                In today’s face-paced environment where time-to-market is critical, portfolio and program managers recognize that they need to evolve – that they need better visibility, greater strategic alignment, and improved high-level planning and … 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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Drive Better Version Control Practices with CommitStream™

We’re very excited to announce the general release of CommitStream™. Initially released in limited beta in our Winter 2015 release, CommitStream is now available in Catalyst, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions. At launch we will be supporting GitHub and GitHub Enterprise. … Continue reading

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Dude, Who Stole My Epic?

When you cracked the lid on the Spring 2015 release of VersionOne, you may have noticed that the Epic asset has gone missing. Well, the asset itself isn’t actually missing – but what exactly did happen to it, and why? … Continue reading

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