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Autonomy

Autonomy

Do you believe financial rewards are key when it comes to incentives in the workplace? While monetary reward may tell part of the tale, it isn't the whole story. . . .

Mapping the Product Manager Role to the Product Owner Role

Mapping the Product Manager Role to the Product Owner Role

The increasing attention to migrate toward Agile and use the Scrum framework for product development needs to be carefully weighed against the specific roles Scrum calls for. . . .

Actively Gain Improvements Learning Everyday with AGILE

Actively Gain Improvements Learning Everyday with AGILE

The fundamentals of Agile have been described many times, and plenty of writers and bloggers are better at explaining them than I am. . . .

Timeboxing: A Motivational Factor for Scrum Teams

Timeboxing: A Motivational Factor for Scrum Teams

Applying Agile is not only a process implementation. It's more understanding human behavior and changing mind-sets per Agile principles and values. . . .

Working with Discovered Value

Working with Discovered Value

This article covers how we approached handling and accounting for requirements that have changed within the release plan. This is referred to as "discovered value" . . .

Success Story: Army CECOM SEC and DHA Partner to Improve Medical Readiness Through Software Process Innovation

Success Story: Army CECOM SEC and DHA Partner to Improve Medical Readiness Through Software Process Innovation

To ensure our soldiers stay Army Strong on the battlefield, they must receive the very best medical care and support. The U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command Software Engineering Command (CECOM SEC) and the Defense Health Services System Program Executive Office (DHSS PEO) have partnered to improve the software that supports Army medicine. . . .

How to Understand Stories Better

How to Understand Stories Better

Sprint planning meetings are often chaotic, with half-baked stories and lots of assumptions and clarifications left open. In such instances, the planning sessions are often hijacked and the estimates are given by the managers or architects. . . .

Waterfall Inside a Sprint

Waterfall Inside a Sprint

Our team encountered two serious problems and learned from our mistakes with them. We were biased with a Waterfall model -- the only model that we knew how to use to manage and run a software project. . . .

Agile Methods in Mexico

Agile Methods in Mexico

For those who are unfamiliar with the development of the IT industry in Mexico, the north, notably Monterrey in the state of Nuevo León; the center (Distrito Federal and Aguascalientes), and the west of the country (Jalisco) are regions and states in which the software industry has boomed in the last 20 years. . . .

Scrum in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Scrum in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

SOA enables agility as compared to a monolithic software solution or other tightly coupled approaches. . . .

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