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Measuring Agile Projects Using Running Tested Features Metrics

Measuring Agile Projects Using Running Tested Features Metrics

To improve a software development project, it is critical to measure its current performance, and a consistent measurement system is required. In our opinion, the focus of measurement should be on the number of working features being developed at any given time.

Building a Strong Relationship with the Product Owner

Building a Strong Relationship with the Product Owner

Our experience and willingness to learn help us hone the nuances of the ScrumMaster role. One of these nuances is creating a strong, collaborative relationship between the team and the product owner.

Can Agile Be Further Tweaked?

Can Agile Be Further Tweaked?

Agile frameworks are often customized by those who aren't following the principles fully. Here's why I believe these "tweaked" frameworks don't serve the purpose.

Applying the FISH! Philosophy in Scrum

Applying the FISH! Philosophy in Scrum

The FISH! philosophy plays on what is positive about Scrum and amplifies it. Read about the philosophy's four basic principles and how you can apply them at work.

Change Management in Scrum

Change Management in Scrum

Most of the Scrum events that help us inspect and adapt are reactive in nature. What can help Scrum teams think proactively about the product and the process?

Row, Row, Row the Scrum Boat Gently Down the Waterfall

Row, Row, Row the Scrum Boat Gently Down the Waterfall

My team and I have experience working within a Scrum framework while interdependent teams didn't, or did but weren't synchronized with us. I've made observations and gained insights that have guided me along the way, and I would like to share them in this article.

One-Team Culture

One-Team Culture

In a major project worked on by teams in two countries, one of the things we focused on was end-user satisfaction through the implementation of a "one-team" culture.

Be an Agile Leader

Be an Agile Leader

As a team, if we want to transfer to an Agile way of working, we have many ways to start. But as a manager, if I want to be an Agile manager, how can I start?

Agile: Is It Process or Culture?

Agile: Is It Process or Culture?

When people are introduced to Agile, they see or hear different terms that leave them confused. When I coach, I promote a term, AaaC, to try to clear up some misunderstandings.

Sharing People Across Teams

Sharing People Across Teams

One of the challenges facing organizations during transitions to Scrum is how to deal with functional knowledge silos. It is very tempting for an organization to allow managers to fill knowledge gaps by sharing people across teams. This practice, however, has specific detrimental effects.

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