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Distributed Agile: 5-Speed Adoption

Distributed Agile: 5-Speed Adoption

Agile is not a new concept. It’s a collective mindset that has been in practice for hundreds of years, though not necessarily in product marketing or software delivery.

Would You Eat Your Hamburger Layer by Layer?

Would You Eat Your Hamburger Layer by Layer?

Every time I begin a new project, I face the dilemma of how business oriented I should be in my approach and strategy.

Brainstorming as a Game to Generate Ideas

Brainstorming as a Game to Generate Ideas

Not everyone likes brainstorming sessions, but if everyone follows sound rules, they can be effective and fun.

Agile Manifesto Principles Behind Scrum Activities

Agile Manifesto Principles Behind Scrum Activities

Here is a simple way to understand and practice the principles behind the Agile Manifesto.

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

The continuous integration and continuous delivery terms are often confusing, misquoted, and little understood.

Why Scrum and KPIs Don't Mix

Why Scrum and KPIs Don't Mix

KPIs are beneficial for the company and a good guideline for the employees. However, most companies use them as a compensation-and-reward system. Does this make sense for Scrum Teams?

Awards and Rewards for Agile Teams

Awards and Rewards for Agile Teams

I thought I'd stir up the pot a bit by discussing a controversial and sensitive topic — one that most managers dread and get wrong. It's about rewarding Agile teams.

3 Skills for an ACE ScrumMaster

3 Skills for an ACE ScrumMaster

A key role for the ScrumMaster is the pastoral care of the members of the team. As a ScrumMaster, I must unconditionally support my team members. Here is what I believe this does, and does not, mean.

The 4 Cs: An Agile Product Owner's Best Friend

The 4 Cs: An Agile Product Owner's Best Friend

We all know the phrase, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," right? Maybe it conjures images of Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, but what does it have to do with business requirements?

A Radical but Effective Way to Build Self-Organizing Teams

A Radical but Effective Way to Build Self-Organizing Teams

I have found an approach that helped build self-organizing teams within what began as an unmotivated company environment.

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