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I Am the Change

I Am the Change

Ever realize that your transformation message isn't connecting? Ever get frustrated thinking, "Why don't they just get it?" Ever feel like you're losing your touch?

What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

Without a working knowledge of Scrum, I could see how it might be easy to misunderstand the role of someone with the ScrumMaster title.

Perspectives in Agile Testing

Perspectives in Agile Testing

Agile testing is aligned with the principles of Agile software development.  Let’s take a holistic view and understand how quality assurance (QA) is positioned in an Agile environment.

Would You Take a Job That Pays 1.5 Times More?

Would You Take a Job That Pays 1.5 Times More?

So here is what I do that has worked over the years to get teams in the interest zone to learn more about Agile — both its concepts and implementations — and to relate the importance of an Agile transformation to their own organization.

Agile Adoption Board

Agile Adoption Board

A few months ago, I coached a team as they began their journey from Waterfall to Agile. One technique I employed was an information radiator that I named the Agile Adoption Board. It worked out well, so I wanted to share the idea.

Living Through the Product Life Cycle with the Scrum Team

Living Through the Product Life Cycle with the Scrum Team

What makes the workplace happy will vary depending on the practices a Scrum team adopts during the product life cycle. I want to elaborate on two specific practices our team uses: discovery and team time, which are helping us live with the product better.

Effective Agile Retrospectives

Effective Agile Retrospectives

Of the Agile ceremonies, the one that is often treated as an afterthought is the retrospective. To actually make retrospectives useful and effective, I follow a few simple steps.

DevOps, the Rising Star

DevOps, the Rising Star

DevOps brings business and technologists together and allows communication and collaboration, closing the loop for feedback from all sides. Here is how and why I think it works so well.

How Velocity Became a Bad Word

How Velocity Became a Bad Word

During an interview with an employer, I spoke with an executive whose understanding of Agile was centered on velocity. I didn’t think much of it until I started working at the firm and realized that a majority of the executives had this focus. . . .

Differences Between Scrum and XP

Differences Between Scrum and XP

Scrum and Extreme Programming have a lot in common. What are some of their more important differences?

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