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Backlog Refinement

Backlog Refinement

Sometimes grooming the backlog for the current sprint is a challenge. Here's how I help get past certain stumbling blocks to backlog refinement.

Value-Driven Delivery with Agile for a Competitive Market

Value-Driven Delivery with Agile for a Competitive Market

For me, Agile is a method that excels because it is value driven. Value driven means we're selecting (only) those requirements that are necessary and can give the best benefit in a competitive market.

Agile Is Not a Career Path

Agile Is Not a Career Path

I hear a common question in sessions, forums, chats, posts, and informal discussions related to Agile topics. . . .

Measuring Team Agility

Measuring Team Agility

Scrum has taken the industry by storm, and most IT organizations today are using some form of Agile/Scrum. But there are difficulties in implementing it effectively, and therefore in getting the benefits it offers when practiced correctly.

Planning Software Products the  Agile Way

Planning Software Products the  Agile Way

Your company (a start-up, small company, or a division of a larger company) has decided to build a new software product. You are in charge. What’s your first move?

Managing the Growing Pains of Scaling an Agile Team

Managing the Growing Pains of Scaling an Agile Team

What happens when it's time to ramp up production from proof of concept to large-scale digital product? It's dangerous to assume that the same team patterns will be appropriate at every size of product development.

The Monster of Cross-Functional Teams

The Monster of Cross-Functional Teams

There are situations where you find that it is not easy to create a cross-functional development team with a T-shaped skill set.

Can Agile and UX Go Hand in Hand with Ease?

Can Agile and UX Go Hand in Hand with Ease?

There's a challenge in blending the UX process with software processes. Here are few challenges that are commonly seen with UX in an Agile environment -- and ways we found to solve them.

A Visual Communication Panel for Scrum

A Visual Communication Panel for Scrum

The adoption of Scrum involves a lot of changes for development teams who are used to Waterfall methods. Sometimes the communication between the team members can be the worst problem as they try to make these changes.

Agile Tools Can Be More than Overhead

Agile Tools Can Be More than Overhead

I have often heard teams say that Agile tools add no value. I would like to share some ideas, based on my practical experience, about how and why I think these tools do add value and can be more than just overhead.

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