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Write Stories with Happy Endings

Write Stories with Happy Endings

Be honest and tell me if you have seen user stories that read something like this: "As a team member, I want to finish coding module XYZ so that it can be tested by the continuous integration team." If I were a developer, I would have a very hard time understanding why I should be writing this code.

Prioritizing Product Backlogs

Prioritizing Product Backlogs

What are the criteria for product backlogs to get short-listed for prioritization? Is it only the business priority? Think again.

Object-Oriented Scrum

Object-Oriented Scrum

I was thinking about how to answer a common question from team members: "Why do you think Scrum works better than our current model (Waterfall)?" Then I thought of an example that is nearer to a developer's mind.

Remaining Effort – Technical Tasks

Remaining Effort – Technical Tasks

To help people understand the relevance and use of reestimation, I like to give a small example. . . .

INVEST Plus

INVEST Plus

There are lot of rules and definitions for successful and efficient user stories. INVEST is one of them, helping make a user story a possible deliverable in our sprints.

Product Backlog Refinement

Product Backlog Refinement

In Scrum there is no formal event that covers the refinement of the product backlog. . . .

Agile Principles from an Investment Banking Viewpoint

Agile Principles from an Investment Banking Viewpoint

I'd like to share a piece about how Agile principles need to be adopted by investment banks with large programs and teams spread across geographies in a follow-the-sun model. . . .

It’s Time to Check CQ

It’s Time to Check CQ

Soon [CQ] is going to be a crucial factor to be considered when recruiting a person for an Agile position, along with IQ and EQ.

“Do You Really Want to Suck Forever?”

“Do You Really Want to Suck Forever?”

As today's business environment becomes more complex and even hostile, it is no wonder that the simple tools fighter pilots use to win in their environment are helping companies survive in theirs. . . .  Here, then, are the ways modern fighter pilots can contribute to organizations using Agile.

The Significance of Agile Metrics

The Significance of Agile Metrics

A lack of understanding of, or attention toward, Agile metrics can result in the product development process being less successful than it could be.

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