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Ideas Prioritization

Ideas Prioritization

Imagine you have a list of ideas you and your team came up with. Now you need to pick one. Or prioritize them. How would you go about doing it? The technique described here will help save you time.

Agile Marketing

Agile Marketing

The explosion of technologies over the last few years has forced many of us to find new ways to keep up. Suddenly, it seems we are out of date before we can even finish a project! How does one keep up?

Agile Adoption

Agile Adoption

In a large organization, it can often take up to two years to implement Scrum. This is a big change in culture, and change is hard work. . . .

ScrumMaster: A Nonplaying Captain of the Team

ScrumMaster: A Nonplaying Captain of the Team

Many books have been written and workshops conducted on the role of the ScrumMaster in any Scrum team/project. . . . The most interesting part of the SM profile is that one is not managing the development team but is still accountable for the outcome of the system.

The Fear of Agile Transformation

The Fear of Agile Transformation

Based on my participation in software development teams since 1992 and my personal transformation to Agile in 2005, I believe that fear is one of the major contributing factors behind the resistance to an Agile transformation. . . .

Stories versus Themes versus Epics

Stories versus Themes versus Epics

When a new team is just beginning to adopt Scrum, the difference between stories, themes, and epics always seems to be a source of some confusion. In particular, where stories end and epics begin tends to be a sticking point. . . .

Requirements -- a Hard Nut to Crack?

Requirements -- a Hard Nut to Crack?

Within a sprint, if you don't get the user stories right, it affects development, testing, and the outcome of the sprint, and it takes a lot of effort to fix this later. Let me illustrate with an anecdote. . . .

Acceptance Criteria-Driven Development

Acceptance Criteria-Driven Development

Acceptance criteria-driven development (ACDD) is an Agile approach practiced by integrating test-driven development with acceptance criteria. . . .

Romper las reglas . . . siempre una tentación

Romper las reglas . . . siempre una tentación

Las metodologías o frameworks ágiles, tienen un grave peligro. . . .

Success Story: PRINCE2 + Scrum Delivers ONTRAK on Time

Success Story: PRINCE2 + Scrum Delivers ONTRAK on Time

In this article, I present how I used Scrum effectively in a project that was managed using the PRINCE2 project management method. . . .

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