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How to Keep Sprint Planning Engaging, Part 1

How to Keep Sprint Planning Engaging, Part 1

Let's face it, sprint planning is occasionally boring. Yet it's important that the team remain motivated and engaged. In this post, we'll look at how group presentations can help.

Maintaining the Scrum Ecosystem

Maintaining the Scrum Ecosystem

A Scrum ecosystem is typically made up of three main roles that interact as a community. If one role is missing, the absence might cause the ecosystem to become unbalanced or even corrupt.

It's All About the Mindset

It's All About the Mindset

Whether you are referring to the Waterfall or the Agile method, it is all about teamwork. Regardless of which model you adopt, the ultimate goal is to get the best output from the team.

Scaling Agile Using Spotify's Framework

Scaling Agile Using Spotify's Framework

Agile is widely practiced widely, but the focus is still at the team level. Challenges include scaling, handoffs, and innovation. We successfully used Spotify's framework to address these and other sticking points.

Self-Organizing Teams: What's in It for Developers?

Self-Organizing Teams: What's in It for Developers?

I recently asked this seemingly simple question at a gathering: What do developers gain when teams self-organize? To my amazement, I did not get one satisfying answer.

Story Points Do Not Equal Development Hours

Story Points Do Not Equal Development Hours

One of my regular challenges is how to estimate a user story by using the number of days or hours necessary to complete the work.

Reduce the Number of Code Defects by 50 Percent

Reduce the Number of Code Defects by 50 Percent

When looking back on my career and more than 20 years of software development, I can't help but think about how much the information technology sector has gone full circle, much like the fashion industry.

Transparency: The Silver Bullet to Breaking IT and Business Collaboration Gridlock

Transparency: The Silver Bullet to Breaking IT and Business Collaboration Gridlock

After only five years of my 15 years leading projects, it became apparent to me that conflicting priorities during a project would remain the greatest threat to its success. Will technical or business considerations drive the life of the project?

Reef Knot or Granny Knot

Reef Knot or Granny Knot

Agility is referred to by everyone these days. It's a good thing. However, it is worrying that the perception of Agile is different depending on context.

The Beauty of Agile

The Beauty of Agile

Test automation is an essential component of Agile development, and we have tested a recent product in a way that helped us deliver quickly and configure efficiently.

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