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How to Run a Collaboration Retrospective

How to Run a Collaboration Retrospective

When a team isn't able to work together closely and effectively, I have found that a "Collaboration Retrospective" can help remove obstacles, eliminate misunderstandings, bring people together, and help them find their own solutions.

Agile Is Not Only About ALM Tools

Agile Is Not Only About ALM Tools

I recently worked with teams who had all received at least basic Agile training. However, once they started working on sprints, I found that they were more concerned about application life cycle management (ALM) tools than about following Agile methods. 

Integration and Acceptance of Scrum Within an Organization

Integration and Acceptance of Scrum Within an Organization

This article discusses the five key areas of focus I have used to implement Scrum in an organization that has long used a traditional project delivery method.

Symptoms of Waterfalling Within Agile Sprints

Symptoms of Waterfalling Within Agile Sprints

Waterfalling within Agile sprints is one of the common symptoms of handling Agile development incorrectly. Here are ways to overcome this anti-pattern.

How Developers Can Write Great Product Documentation

How Developers Can Write Great Product Documentation

When you follow up a product with great documentation, the feeling is priceless. Regardless of whether it's a piece of software, a microwave oven, or a lice comb, the user's guide can be more than helpful.

What Exactly Is a Product Backlog?

What Exactly Is a Product Backlog?

The product backlog is a not a complicated concept, but it is not always completely understood. These simple observations about its nature can help a team and product owner use it more effectively.

Being Agile: It's a Voyage

Being Agile: It's a Voyage

Implementing Agile in the Government Sector

Implementing Agile in the Government Sector

The Scrum Development Method and Agile-Based Testing

The Scrum Development Method and Agile-Based Testing

In this article, I'll discuss two aspects of Scrum: the software development approach and Agile-based software testing. There are advantages and disadvantages to using them together to achieve better software quality.

Applying the Queueing Theory to Kanban

Applying the Queueing Theory to Kanban

Let's look at how the Queueing Theory, or Little's Law, applies in a Kanban situation.

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