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What Is Your Agile Resolution for 2015?

What Is Your Agile Resolution for 2015?

It's that time of year again. . . .

Scrum Simulation

Scrum Simulation

Castles of Cards is a game I have been successfully using for ScrumMaster trainings. Everyone seems to enjoy it and find it useful. . . .

Don't Break the Framework Down

Don't Break the Framework Down

According to my observations, we usually look at the Scrum framework piece by piece, without considering the connections between the pieces.

Say No

Say No

Being a ScrumMaster, you will have to mentor your team in saying no. . . .

Estimation in Revolution

Estimation in Revolution

Two different people may spend different numbers of person-days to finish the same project. The question, from a financial perspective, is whether we should value the work or the hours.

Conflict Resolution Experienced

Conflict Resolution Experienced

Here I was, deep into my first conflict-resolution situation and very nervous. . . .

Why Do Agile Teams Fail?

Why Do Agile Teams Fail?

Over the past decade, organizations have increasingly moved from traditional development methods to Agile ways of working. While some have been really successful in adopting Agile, some have failed miserably, and some have been partially successful yet have not realized Agile's full potential.

Pros and Cons of Modification in Scrum Ceremonies

Pros and Cons of Modification in Scrum Ceremonies

Scrum itself provides room for some calculated modifications. However, before applying such modifications, pros and cons must be considered.

Maintaining Functional Specification Using the Product Backlog and Unit Tests

Maintaining Functional Specification Using the Product Backlog and Unit Tests

One of the core values of Agile development is working software over comprehensive documentation. A common perception is that Agile methods such as Scrum hinder the process of documentation. In reality, there is always an opportunity for Agile teams to create sufficient and valuable documentation.

On Courage

On Courage

This way of working is based on values of self-respect, respect for others, trust, and courage. Let's talk about that last value a bit more . . . courage.

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