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Estimation Using Ideal Days

Estimation Using Ideal Days

Here are some of my observations about estimating with ideal days. . . .

The Agile-o-Meter

The Agile-o-Meter

I sometimes ask people where they feel their organization is on the path to Scrum or becoming Agile. The replies are always interesting and tell me more about the type of organization they work in and how it views itself than it does about how Agile they may be.

Undercover Agile Boss

Undercover Agile Boss

Going undercover in a family practice medical group isn't the easiest thing to do. . . .

Moneyball and Agile

Moneyball and Agile

If your company is one that typically resists change, you may feel more optimistic after watching the 2011 film Moneyball. . . .

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Agile Fixed-Price Contracts

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Agile Fixed-Price Contracts

Let's look at some of the most common types of contracts for Agile. . . .

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It?

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it -- when Waterfall is working, then why Agile? Well, change is the only constant. . . .

Blazed and Confused

Blazed and Confused

So, your Agile transformation journey has been underway for a few weeks, a few months, or maybe almost a year. You have blazed a path toward agility. . . .

Change Management Models

Change Management Models

The main focus of the change management processes is to address the people and organizational factors that provide a catalyst to change in the organization. The ultimate aim of a change management initiative is to ensure that every individual in the organization is ready and willing to transition to a new role in the proposed environment. . . .

Coaching as Facilitator with Focus and Placement

Coaching as Facilitator with Focus and Placement

In this article I explore the ScrumMaster's role as a facilitator serving the team in Scrum events, meetings, workshops, and informal conversations. . . . The main message I would like to give is that the ScrumMaster can mix facilitation skills with coaching ones.

Using Scrum Ceremonies as Solutions to Project Issues

Using Scrum Ceremonies as Solutions to Project Issues

If a suitability assessment is done and a project is not found suitable for Agile implementation, then the Waterfall model is typically selected, as it is the most familiar model for executing projects. . . .

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