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Ready, Set, Sprint!

Ready, Set, Sprint!

Most teams understand the value of defining stories. Often, though, teams are challenged to define an item as to whether it is ready to get from the product backlog into a sprint backlog.

Transforming to Cross-Functional Teams

Transforming to Cross-Functional Teams

In transforming my organization from Waterfall to Agile, one of my biggest challenges was moving from function-based teams to cross-functional, feature-based teams. I thought I would share my story for others looking to do the same.

Management Expectations in the Agile World

Management Expectations in the Agile World

This article discusses some of the metrics that I have come across recently that are anti-Agile patterns. I would like to highlight them and elicit your comments and suggestions.

Definition of a Successful Sprint

Definition of a Successful Sprint

Does everyone on your team have the same definition for sprint success? Because individual definitions can vary, it's worth coming up with a standard for your team.

Scrum Lessons Learned

Scrum Lessons Learned

Transitioning to Scrum is a paradigm shift, and not necessarily an easy one. This article discusses some lessons learned through pain and triumph and tries to boil them down to a few do's and don'ts.

How to Make Your Retrospectives Fun

How to Make Your Retrospectives Fun

At a training session, I realized with a shock that I was not doing my team justice as a ScrumMaster -- our retrospectives were boring. Here are some ways we found to make them more interesting.

Peter Drucker: The Father of Agile

Peter Drucker: The Father of Agile

Peter Drucker is known as the father of modern management. Did he presage Agile in the 1950s?

The Two-Minute Wonder

The Two-Minute Wonder

We've all experienced the danger of the Daily Scrum devolving into a status meeting. Here's one way our team has found to prevent that from happening.

Tying Agile with DevOps to Function as One Team

Tying Agile with DevOps to Function as One Team

Agile and DevOps go hand in hand, but are there any specific considerations to ensure a successful collaboration between development and Agile operations?

Contracts Based on Story Points

Contracts Based on Story Points

Contracts have deep consequences for every enterprise's budget. When writing a contract, what units can we use that easily extrapolate to ROI?

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