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What Agile Can and Cannot Do

What Agile Can and Cannot Do

Let’s talk about what Agile can and cannot do for several common software development problems.

The Radar Retrospective

The Radar Retrospective

In attempt to get away from "blame game" retrospectives, we tried the Radar Retrospective and found that it helped us find solutions and improve communication.

Recognizing the Five Symptoms of a Poor Backlog

Recognizing the Five Symptoms of a Poor Backlog

The backlog provies a clear path for business and IT — but it is often poorly handled. Here are reasons why a backlog can fail, and how to fix it.

How a Project Manager Can Supervise an Agile Transformation

How a Project Manager Can Supervise an Agile Transformation

This is a collection of my experiences, and notes from others with whom I have worked, that discusses the pain points of an Agile transformation for a specific scenario.

Agile Project: The Kickoff Meeting

Agile Project: The Kickoff Meeting

I find a kickoff meeting to be a useful beginning to any new Agile project. Here are the topics I believe this meeting should cover.

Managing Releases in a Scrum Framework

Managing Releases in a Scrum Framework

I will explain the ways to successfully deliver production-deployable code at the end of every sprint.

Agile Impacts on QA Managers

Agile Impacts on QA Managers

I have been considering the ways in which Agile practices have impacted QA managers.

Nurturing Leadership

Nurturing Leadership

Some people would say that the best asset in every company is made up of its employees. However, hiring the right people is just one part of the process; molding and bringing out the best in them is another thing.

Address Risk with Spikes

Address Risk with Spikes

It’s not uncommon for a team to realize that there are inadequacies or gaps in their technical understanding of a story. That's when the team should form a spike.

Empowerment Through Action Poker

Empowerment Through Action Poker

When watching the teams in the different Scrum rituals, it is apparent that often the team member with the loudest voice or biggest personality will dominate the conversation and decisions.

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