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The "How Might We" Technique

The "How Might We" Technique

“How Might We . . . ” is a group brainstorming technique we have used for about six months to solve creative challenges.

How We Avoided the Mini-Waterfall Trap

How We Avoided the Mini-Waterfall Trap

While working on a new project, my enterprise data management team decided to try Agile sprints for delivery. Here's how we kept ourselves from falling into the trap of running recurring Waterfall sprints.

Time-Making Machine

Time-Making Machine

We all have to become masters at handling our time. Living the Agile values frees up our time so that we can make better choices about how to deliver more value for our customers, our teams, and our own satisfaction.

The 4 Rs of Agile

The 4 Rs of Agile

There are many important elements that contribute to a successful product delivery; however, here are four of the key elements that drive and nurture the incremental evolution of any product.

Can an Entire Organization Be One Agile Release Train?

Can an Entire Organization Be One Agile Release Train?

Are organizations truly adopting Agile principles? Let's consider whether an organization can act as a single Agile Release Train to help organize work effectively while also protecting the employees' work-life balance.

The Definition of Done as a Function of a Corporate Software Development Life Cycle

The Definition of Done as a Function of a Corporate Software Development Life Cycle

I looked at my calendar the other day and up popped a reminder about a software development life cycle (SDLC) meeting. That reminder gave me the opportunity to think about how the SDLC affects my team and how we document compliance with it.

Interaction Reflectors

Interaction Reflectors

In this article, I present how I used an inspiring idea from a Scrum Alliance® Coaches' Clinic to reduce the time for a team's Daily Scrum.

Como unir o SCRUM + PMBOK em gerenciamento de projetos e por que

Como unir o SCRUM + PMBOK em gerenciamento de projetos e por que

É comum nos dias de hoje, nos depararmos com projetos complexos e/ou caóticos. Gerenciar esses projetos dentro do orçamento, qualidade e prazo é uma missão bastante complicada e nós de TI estamos errando!

Scrum for Research

Scrum for Research

I recently coached on an R&D project that involved a lot of research work. Googling and reading books for help did not really give us much advice about Scrum for research — it felt as if we were among the first ones to do it. That’s why I hope some may find it helpful to read about the adjustments that we made.

Why Have Sprint Zero?

Why Have Sprint Zero?

I realize that the concept of a Sprint Zero is a controversial one, and I will not claim that all teams need it. But here is why it is useful for us.

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