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Do We Need Story Point Estimation for Technical and Spike User Stories?

Do We Need Story Point Estimation for Technical and Spike User Stories?

Most teams don't size technical and spike user stories. Is this the right approach?

Maximizing the Amount of Work Not Done

Maximizing the Amount of Work Not Done

Maximizing the amount of work not done is essential -- are you serious?

6 Ways to Make Using Agile on Client Projects Easier

6 Ways to Make Using Agile on Client Projects Easier

Agencies need to understand that clients don't always come with extensive knowledge and experience of Scrum or Agile. Here are 6 tips to help you make agency-client relationships fulfilling and effective for everyone involved.

Agile Estimation for Fixed-Date and Fixed-Scope Projects

Agile Estimation for Fixed-Date and Fixed-Scope Projects

Here are some of the formulas I use to estimate fixed-date and fixed-scope projects.

Invest in Building Trust

Invest in Building Trust

As someone once said, "Trust is the hardest thing to find and the easiest to lose." It is important that when a team has found trust among its members, that trust is vigilantly maintained.

No Estimates

No Estimates

Consider the question of no estimates. I have been reading about it, I have been questioned about it, and I strongly feel like adopting the idea.

Searching for a New Agile Framework to Collaborate with Offshore Teams?

Searching for a New Agile Framework to Collaborate with Offshore Teams?

Offshore teams have always been part of software development. But in this era, when Agile methods have an edge over traditional ones, offshore development calls for smoother collaboration among teams.

Scrum Enterprise Budgeting

Scrum Enterprise Budgeting

This article will create the bridge between estimations and planning and a sound budget. Although my focus is on budgeting for larger companies, I am sure that it can be useful for smaller companies as well.

Gamification of Retrospectives

Gamification of Retrospectives

High-performance Agile teams are always striving to achieve an effective retrospective -- but retros can become lackluster over time. Here's how I've used games to bring energy back to our retrospective meetings.

Burn Your Points Before They Expire

Burn Your Points Before They Expire

If someone asks you how may story points you've burned, what answer should you give?

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