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9/28/2016 by Adrian Sita
User stories are among of the most critical elements of XP or Scrum development. Here is an overview of how they work, how they are combined, and how they are broken down.
9/28/2016 by Anurag Jauhari
During my consulting journey, I have come across multiple instances of an organization believing it is all set to undertake organizational transformation for Agile implementation — but then they come across crucial factors that were unattended while they were preparing the roadmap.
9/27/2016 by Alhad Akole
We know velocity is useful in planning upcoming sprints. Here's a simple velocity calculation I have used to help the product owner or portfolio manager decide on budget or release time lines.
9/27/2016 by Phil Korolev
There are many challenges in implementing and following through with Agile. Here I'll introduce four of the most common, along with my advice, based on experience, for lessening their impact.
9/26/2016 by Gowri Goli
I have been thinking about a practice followed by a telecom giant. I feel it provides one of the best approaches for getting the benefits of Waterfall along with the additional advantages of Agile.
9/26/2016 by Anil Vittal
Conducting successful Product Backlog Refinement (PBR) ceremony is a challenge many Scrum teams struggle to overcome. How can a ScrumMaster tell whether the PBR is functioning properly?
9/23/2016 by Paul Basic
A sprinting athlete focuses purely on winning a short race, to go as fast as possible in the shortest possible time. Is that the sort of thing we are trying to achieve in software development? The answer is both yes and no.
9/22/2016 by Alex DiPasquale
While Agile defines three roles — product owner, ScrumMaster, and development team — it does not address job titles, which exist in the corporate world. However, job titles serve a valuable purpose for organizations and their employees.
9/22/2016 by Christian van Stom
Here is a new retrospective format aimed at shared understanding among teammates and their organization, in order to contribute toward a culture that motivates people.
9/21/2016 by Sanjit Sil
Stretch goals in Agile development allow the team to plan for a few more tasks in addition to their committed work during the sprint. Those additional tasks are not committed. Here is a discussion of the features, advantages, and disadvantages of stretch goals or objectives.