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A Comparison of Agile Estimation Tools

A Comparison of Agile Estimation Tools

Agile Teams can choose among various tools to help themselves estimate work items. Here I'll look at three that can be especially useful for remote teams.

What Our Parents Taught Us

What Our Parents Taught Us

Do we have to continue to ask, “How many resources do we need to develop this product?” or “What if we add a couple more resources?” Our word choices have implications.

Transitioning Smoothly to Agile

Transitioning Smoothly to Agile

A transition toward Agile does not have to be a painful process. Here are some best tips to help a transformation go smoothly.

The Manager's Role in Organizational Adoption of Agile

The Manager's Role in Organizational Adoption of Agile

For the cultural change required for Agile adoption, managers must be involved from the very beginning. In fact, an Agile transition should start with the transformation of managers.

How to Achieve Effective Sprint Planning

How to Achieve Effective Sprint Planning

I want to highlight the sprint planning meeting, because if we plan well as a team, then we can execute our sprint commitment well.

Building Software -- the Right Way

Building Software -- the Right Way

Software engineering is more a state of mind than a science or an art. Here are my best tips for building software — the right way.

How to Fit UX/UI into Agile and Scrum

How to Fit UX/UI into Agile and Scrum

I am sharing this article to describe my experience with UI and UX during project delivery, within a large enterprise. Audiences within large corporations, or those thinking of moving over to one, may find this article of most value.

Are Our Scrum Teams Really Self-Organized?

Are Our Scrum Teams Really Self-Organized?

In this article, I offer points to ponder in determining what makes a self-organized team. I also discuss the forces that affect the self-organizing capability of a team.

Scrum Practices

Scrum Practices

The sprint backlog is highly useful to the team in planning and monitoring progress. Here are what I've seen to be its key characteristics and benefits.

A Story of Scrum Implementation

A Story of Scrum Implementation

I'd like to share a story about how to gradually implement Scrum in a functional organization.

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