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Agile Software Sustainment in a Government Organization

Agile Software Sustainment in a Government Organization

So, what does it mean to be Agile in a government organization? What does it mean to use Scrum in software sustainment? How does this work? Why is it better than Waterfall processes?

Promoviendo el Refactoring

Promoviendo el Refactoring

La primera vez que tuve que confrontar con el "refactoring" en una aplicación, fue un shock de emociones y disgustos, pues de hecho había que mejorar el código de alguien lo escribió de muy mala gana y encima tenía muchas funcionalidades que modificar y agregar. . . .

Instinctual Drift

Instinctual Drift

So you've assembled your teams and even hired coaches and ScrumMasters to facilitate a successful outcome. Now it's down to the wire. Your two-year project is coming to the end. . . .

Tackling the Scrum Challenge in a Large-Scale Digital Program

Tackling the Scrum Challenge in a Large-Scale Digital Program

Today we will discuss not just how we implement but also how we measure and address the day-to-day management questions around different project scenarios, all by using Scrum -- yes, all by using Scrum. . . .

The Fear Factor

The Fear Factor

How often to do you forget that you're dealing with fellow humans when a deadline is at the door? Never, Not Often, Sometimes, All the time?

Dealing with Bugs in the Product Backlog

Dealing with Bugs in the Product Backlog

How do we deal with bugs in Scrum? Do we size them? Do we add them to a separate backlog? Or do we assign them to a different team running Kanban?

Product Scrum and Project Scrum

Product Scrum and Project Scrum

This article is about Agile, iterative and incremental delivery, and how it can take such different forms even when it is based on the same values and the same understanding of the underlying framework -- i.e., Scrum. . . .

Backlog Planning Using Team Foundation Server (TFS)

Backlog Planning Using Team Foundation Server (TFS)

I have been using Team Foundation Server (TFS) for managing Agile projects, and I would like to share my experiences. . . .

Temperature Reading

Temperature Reading

The creation of a well-functioning team is not something that magically happens overnight. Building a team takes time and effort. Even though a big part of the team-building process is doing the day-to-day work, some of the other things that are required in creating a functional team don't happen by themselves. . . .

When Do We Have a Distributed Scrum Team?

When Do We Have a Distributed Scrum Team?

I’d like to present you my personal definition of "Distributed Scrum." Do not take it too seriously. But on the other hand, it's not so wrong, either. . . .

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