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Explaining Scrum to a Waterfall-Addicted Listener

Explaining Scrum to a Waterfall-Addicted Listener

Did you ever have to pitch Scrum to a customer who has always worked with Waterfall? Telling a romantic-movies lover about the Star Wars saga is easier. . . .

El uso de "Continuous Delivery" y "JIT" revolucionará su desarrollo de software

El uso de "Continuous Delivery" y "JIT" revolucionará su desarrollo de software

El sistema justo a tiempo (JIT), comenzó como el sistema de producción de la empresa Toyota por el año 1976 buscando mejorar la flexibilidad de los procesos fabriles como respuesta al descenso del crecimiento económico de esos años debido a la segunda crisis mundial del petróleo en 1976. . . .

Scrum in Disguise

Scrum in Disguise

We have come long way in Agile and Scrum. There are many organizations that have adopted Agile -- but are they really following it?

What a Traditional PM Should Unlearn to Play a ScrumMaster Role

What a Traditional PM Should Unlearn to Play a ScrumMaster Role

IT leadership tends to believe that, with some training in Agile methods, a traditional project manager (PM) would naturally transition into a ScrumMaster. This is not always true. . . .

The Agile Golden Triangle

The Agile Golden Triangle

The Iron Triangle was very rigid during the Waterfall era. . . . Let me introduce another triangle, the "Golden Triangle" of Agile.

Cultura Ágil, ese oscuro objeto del deseo

Cultura Ágil, ese oscuro objeto del deseo

Vivimos en una era de ofertas pero también de riesgo. ¿Qué tipo de productos queremos que usen nuestros clientes?

SPLIT STORIES

SPLIT STORIES

Splitting an epic or a large user story is a challenging task for many of us using Scrum or other Agile methods. To easily remember the story-splitting patterns, I cooked up an acronym, "SPLIT STORIES," thus adding my two cents to various articles that have been described by respective authors. . . .

Teaching Relative Estimation by Throwing a Cat

Teaching Relative Estimation by Throwing a Cat

I'm a big fan of relative measurements in software development. However, when teaching this idea, I've noticed that many developers who are used to estimating work in hours or days find it difficult to switch to using story points as the relative measurement of complexity. . . .

How Technical Debt Threatens Your Brain Capital

How Technical Debt Threatens Your Brain Capital

Technical debt succinctly and metaphorically sums up the obligation we incur when we cut corners during software development. Most articles focus on the direct association between "debt" and its financial implications. . . .

A Mnemonic Sentence for an Agile-Supportive Culture

A Mnemonic Sentence for an Agile-Supportive Culture

As I prepared to attend my first IT job interview many years ago, I made sure I memorized the value statement of the organization, so that I could demonstrate how passionate I was about joining them. As the interview progressed, the interviewers admitted not knowing it, after my recitation. . . .

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