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Creating Effective Release Plans

Creating Effective Release Plans

The release planning meeting gives us the chance to revisit the scope, risk, budget, and schedule of projects.

Launch Positive Change to Help Drive Sprint Planning

Launch Positive Change to Help Drive Sprint Planning

How could I help my team write stories that were ready to consider for a sprint?

User Stories

User Stories

I'd like to share some tips and tricks about user stories, based on my understanding from personal experience.

Puzzling Toward Progress

Puzzling Toward Progress

In morning daily stand-ups with the team, I started to introduce puzzles as a way to observe how well people were collaborating toward solutions. What I saw was extremely interesting.

The Scrum Maturity Model as a Tool for Continuous Process Improvement

The Scrum Maturity Model as a Tool for Continuous Process Improvement

Continuous process improvement is one of the cornerstones of Lean and Agile frameworks. But while everybody claims to achieve it, there are no clear recipes for how to make it happen or how to measure any resulting improvement.

Estimates: When Not Enough Is Actually Enough

Estimates: When Not Enough Is Actually Enough

Often a product owner is asked for an estimated budget and time line before Sprint 1. Usually this is a formidable problem. How can a PO handle it?

Top 5 Ways to Achieve Success with Your Next Project

Top 5 Ways to Achieve Success with Your Next Project

Here are five best practices that project managers can inculcate in their work to achieve success.

Early Warnings of a Failed Agile Transformation

Early Warnings of a Failed Agile Transformation

I'll discuss here some early warning signs that indicate a possibly failed Agile transformation, as well as best-practice steps to mitigate the risk of failure.  

Communicative and Transparent Product Owner = Happy Team

Communicative and Transparent Product Owner = Happy Team

A large part of a product owner's job is to manage expectations while meeting the goals of creating a great product. The PO owes it to the Scrum Team to be transparent about the work involved.

The Cost of Agile Projects in Spain

The Cost of Agile Projects in Spain

After a recent conference, I started wondering about Agile software development costs, and whether a problem in Spain exists elsewhere as well.

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