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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.

Agile: A Quality Metric Tool

Agile: A Quality Metric Tool

I believe teams can use metrics to help themselves assess their user stories, sprints, and iterations, and thus make improvements as needed.

Explain Agile to Your Gran

Explain Agile to Your Gran

I embarked on a fitness plan using Agile, and one of my goals was to keep it simple enough that I could follow it myself and explain it to others — including those who don't study Agile.

Comparing Continuous Integration with Continuous Delivery

Comparing Continuous Integration with Continuous Delivery

I'd like to make a comparison between continuous integration and continuous delivery, along with the advantages of each.

Kaizen and the Art of Agility

Kaizen and the Art of Agility

Once identified, an impediment can become a challenge. Is your team up for a challenge? Then make that challenge a goal. This is the basis of my article: turning a challenge into a sprint goal.

What Does It Mean to "Be Agile"?

What Does It Mean to "Be Agile"?

I'm often told that I'm too much of an "Agile purist" and that I'm "not pragmatic." So what does it mean to "be Agile"? Let's consider the12 Agile Principles.

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