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Agile Undone?

Agile Undone?

Every Scrum sprint should deliver a minimum viable product. But I often find that sprints go by and the deliverable is not tested or is not integrated.

Are Your Team Members Resourceful Thinkers?

Are Your Team Members Resourceful Thinkers?

A skill that development team members should be able to display is that of being resourceful thinkers. A resourceful thinker has the characteristics described in this article.

In Pursuit of Continuous Integration, Delivery, and Improvement

In Pursuit of Continuous Integration, Delivery, and Improvement

How will we ensure continuous flow of delivery with business value when our release cycle time is three weeks or more? It is only possible if our change process is continuous or automated.

Bringing Scrum Back to Life

Bringing Scrum Back to Life

If your team is having problems and you want to bring Scrum back to life, maybe the best thing to do is to let it "die" first, and then bring it back to life by using a new name or metaphor.

Minimizing the Cost of Production and the Cost of Delay

Minimizing the Cost of Production and the Cost of Delay

Specific situations increase the cost of production and/or the cost of delay of a product. However, both Agile practices and good business practices can help a team decrease both.

Challenges of Large System-Integration Agile Projects

Challenges of Large System-Integration Agile Projects

A large system-integration project is a challenge. Having to adopt the Agile method to implement a large-system integration project can be even more challenging if the development team is not empowered by the organization.

The Agility of Apollo 13

The Agility of Apollo 13

When I conduct an orientation for project team members new to Agile, I show a very brief clip from the movie Apollo 13 to set the stage for an interactive Scrum coaching event, which I would like to share with you.

Energize Your Team with a Scroll of Honor

Energize Your Team with a Scroll of Honor

With constant timeboxed deliveries, the pressure of commitment and quality can often drain even high-performing teams. Therefore, as a ScrumMaster, it is your responsibility to ramp up the morale and spirit of your team.

Continuous Attention

Continuous Attention

Continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous delivery are creating a buzz in Agile circles. There is a fourth element of continuity that works behind the scenes: continuous attention.

The Importance of Zero-Talent Virtues in Agile Software Development

The Importance of Zero-Talent Virtues in Agile Software Development

I recently come across a popular meme reciting ten virtues that require zero talent. At a group meeting, we brainstormed to uncover why these virtues are of prime importance to quality Agile software development.

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