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In Agile, a Little Pain is Good

In Agile, a Little Pain is Good

Why are we so afraid of being a little bit embarrassed, ashamed, flustered, frustrated, or criticized?

The Definition of Ready

The Definition of Ready

Using a Definition of Ready can, like using a Definition of Done, save a development team time, effort, and frustration while leading to a better result.

Task Estimates Are Becoming an Anti-pattern

Task Estimates Are Becoming an Anti-pattern

I believe that task estimation in Agile is starting to lead to a series of problems.

Spikes in Scrum

Spikes in Scrum

There has been a lot of controversy in Scrum literature over how to handle spikes. I would like to share what I have experienced, which has provided great results with different projects and teams.

Productivity in Agile

Productivity in Agile

Velocity is often considered the most significant measure of an Agile team’s productivity. This can be problematic, but there are viable alternative measures.

Of Arguments and Agile

Of Arguments and Agile

In the IT industry, we often fall into the trap of arguing when what we really need is a thoughtful debate.

How to Create a Coaching Alliance Within a Company

How to Create a Coaching Alliance Within a Company

I am coaching a transition to Agile, and I'm finding it useful to create an alliance within the company, to help further the transition.

Requirements Engineering

Requirements Engineering

I believe a comparison of classic versus Agile requirements engineering speaks for itself.

Real ScrumMasters

Real ScrumMasters

I think that somewhere along the way, as organizations, we become confused about the skill set we’re looking for in a ScrumMaster.

The Importance of Having a Single Backlog

The Importance of Having a Single Backlog

It is not uncommon to have multiple backlogs in a development environment, but it may be hard to recognize that as the real situation.

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