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Why Acceptance Criteria Are Needed Before User Stories Can Be Relatively Sized

Why Acceptance Criteria Are Needed Before User Stories Can Be Relatively Sized

For me, user stories are not "done" (or even ready for estimation) until proper acceptance criteria are in place. . . . I can't overemphasize just how crucial it is to have proper acceptance criteria in place before user stories are relatively sized using story points!

Agile Metrics

Agile Metrics

Metrics -- different things to different people, organizations, and cultures. However, the underlying focus of measurement is whether or not working software actually exists and is demonstrably suitable for its intended purpose. . . .

What Happens When a Sprint Goal Is Attained Early?

What Happens When a Sprint Goal Is Attained Early?

I wrote an email back in 2009 about why ScrumMasters should be discouraged from forcing their preferences on the development team and the product owner when the sprint goal is achieved before the sprint expires. . . . I wish I had kept that email around, as it is becoming a hot topic!

Cross-Functional Scrum Teams

Cross-Functional Scrum Teams

On a Scrum team, the team is presented a goal, and its members must determine how to get there. The best example for this scenario that I can present is a basketball game. . . .

A Classic Example of the Consequences of Not Doing Continuous Integration

A Classic Example of the Consequences of Not Doing Continuous Integration

One of our clients changed over to Scrum at the enterprise level. The teams had completed several sprints and one major release had taken place. . . .

Agile Process versus Agile Mind-set

Agile Process versus Agile Mind-set

As Agile enthusiasts, we preach Agile practices to the world and promise that Agile is the path an organization should take to provide better-quality software. No wonder many organizations move to Agile and, indeed, find it better than traditional software development methods such as Waterfall. . . .

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. . . .

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