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A Balancing Act

A Balancing Act

Find out how one company maintains a disciplined process without breaking their team spririt.

Scrum Meets Waterfall

Scrum Meets Waterfall

Dave Prior and Mike Cohn sat down at Scrum Gathering Spring 2008 to talk about managing an agile project in a waterfall environment. They also discussed the challenges facing traditional project managers as they shift toward agile. This transcript of their interview may help answer some of your own questions.

Well-Formed Teams

Well-Formed Teams

Well-formed teams don't just happened. They are created and nurtured through specific practices and ideals, both agile and traditional. Find out what a well-formed team looks like and how to move your team in that direction.

Production Support and Scrum

Production Support and Scrum

Bugs and support issues don't always wait for a new sprint before rearing their ugly heads. What should a Scrum team do to balance feature development with support activities?

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Scrum

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Scrum

Paul Goddard explores the parallels between agile development and music composition and performance.

Focus on Value

Focus on Value

Deliver the most bang for your investment buck with stories that link features to their users and to their value for those users.

The Case of the Time Tyrant

The Case of the Time Tyrant

In the hunt for clues as to how to manage an agile team, the sprint backlog can seem like a major breakthrough. Finally! A list of tasks broken down by person and estimated. What a find! Not so fast, Sherlock. Your search for "who's doing what and when" is leading you down the wrong track.

Writing the Product Backlog Just Enough and Just In Time

Writing the Product Backlog Just Enough and Just In Time

How much work should you do in advance of a sprint? Nothing? As little as possible? As much as possible? Find out why doing just enough, just in time might be your best strategy.

Reducing the Test Automation Deficit

Reducing the Test Automation Deficit

Legacy code. It's out there, dragging you down, forcing you to create workarounds just to avoid touching it. Automated testing could help but who has time? And where would you even start? How about a little bit at a time? The Scrum way.

Destination: Agile

Destination: Agile

More and more companies are adopting agile methodologies for software development. What's behind this switch? Explore why the move to agile is becoming so popular, not just for developers but for everyone involved.

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