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Switching to the Agile Mindset

Switching to the Agile Mindset

When teams move from the traditional Waterfall process to Agile practices, it’s not simply a process change; it requires a mindset change for everyone involved with the program or project.

#NoEstimates

#NoEstimates

Although organizations claim to have reaped clear benefits from transitioning to the Agile way of developing software, many agree that estimation remains their area of concern.

Assessing a Team’s Agile Maturity using Shu Ha Ri

Assessing a Team’s Agile Maturity using Shu Ha Ri

Recently, I was asked to combine two experienced Scrum teams and lead that joint team as its ScrumMaster. My first thought was to identify their levels of Agile maturity.

6 Ways to Bring Humility to Your Agile Leadership Style

6 Ways to Bring Humility to Your Agile Leadership Style

It isn't a sexy term, but I believe humility is a quality essential to becoming a true servant leader.

Exploratory Test-Driven Development

Exploratory Test-Driven Development

Exploratory testing is the simultaneous learning, design, and execution of a test. It is one of the most effective techniques of software testing.

Attributes Required for the Evolving Agile Business Analyst Role

Attributes Required for the Evolving Agile Business Analyst Role

The measure of progress in banking today can be directly linked to technological advancements and capabilities. While the conversion of requirements to technology is the vehicle that delivers the corporate goal, an Agile business analyst is the "driver" of that vehicle.

Are Your Team Members Reflective Learners?

Are Your Team Members Reflective Learners?

To be able to inspect and adapt in Scrum, members of a software delivery team need to be Reflective Learners. This article discusses some of the criteria of a Reflective Learner.

Terminal Velocity

Terminal Velocity

Recently, I have come to understand that the classical definition of velocity inadequately defines that value in more dynamic and complex environments.

Ground Rules for Backlog Grooming

Ground Rules for Backlog Grooming

Product backlog refinement is one of the most important ceremonies for Scrum teams. This activity can be simultaneously easy and difficult to perform.

Using Business Analysis to Increase Project Success

Using Business Analysis to Increase Project Success

Having clear business objectives is one of the most important factors one can start with to prevent all-too-common project failure.

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