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Making Culture Change Easier

Making Culture Change Easier

When a company begins its transformation to Scrum, the biggest challenge is the cultural shift required. You can do many things to make this cultural shift smoother, but here is one extremely effective strategy.

How to Hold Effective Retrospectives in Agile

How to Hold Effective Retrospectives in Agile

As ScrumMasters, we've all faced the challenge of trying to conduct effective sprint retrospectives in Agile. It's not easy to probe team members and help them share their concerns openly. So what can you do?

A Clock for Scrum

A Clock for Scrum

One of the challenges coaches find with Scrum teams is their lack of discipline in observing the required meetings and schedules. I am sharing a simple and visual way to help with this, one my teams love and use.

What Is the Definition of Done?

What Is the Definition of Done?

Let us take a closer look at software projects and the Definition of Done (DoD). A common understanding within the team is necessary, but is it sufficient?

Emergent Design and the Intelligent Product Owner

Emergent Design and the Intelligent Product Owner

An argument against emergent design is the possibility that it can lead to poor designs. An intelligent product owner can take charge and prevent these poor designs -- but how does he or she do it?

Qualidade Estimativa de Software

Qualidade Estimativa de Software

Neste artigo irei contar um pouco sobre minha experiência utilizando o planning poker e seus ganhos.

Killing the Burn-Down Chart

Killing the Burn-Down Chart

A burn-down chart represents work left to do versus time available. It helps clarify whether the project is at risk. But I believe you don't need a chart to tell you these things.

Velocity

Velocity

I would like to discuss the specific topic of velocity, including some common misconceptions and suggestions for overcoming them.

For Minimum Viable Products, Go with BV/E-Squared

For Minimum Viable Products, Go with BV/E-Squared

One of the shortfalls of the traditional ROI metric, as applied to MVPs, is that the high business value and low-effort levels are weighed proportionately to each other. Here's another approach.

Why Scrum?

Why Scrum?

Here I'll discuss several ways in which Scrum can help improve productivity.

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