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3/19/2015 by Mat Chacon
In Scrum, determining the team's available working hours determines the project's success. Ignore this and you are fated to failure. However, such a dramatic event need not take place. The remedy is quite simple. . . .
3/18/2015 by Mahfoud AMIOUR
I present SPOC as a metric to measure and track the cost of user stories and consequently the cost of Agile projects. I've developed this metric as an Agile/Scrum consultant with many clients and have used it in projects over the last three years.
3/18/2015 by Sekhar Burra CEC CST
Regional cultures matter a lot in enterprise Agile adoption. In fact, culture is often a sharp tool that can threaten the outcome of Agile adoption efforts.
3/16/2015 by Phani Thimmapuram
Assessing the maturity of Agile teams is a big challenge for most organizations. When I started the Agile transformation, there was definitely a misconception within the team that "Agile is fragile."
3/16/2015 by Raju K
Depending on who is on the team, Scrum teams can tend to get into a shell, undermining the whole purpose of participatory decision making. The team ends up in what I call a "democratic dictatorship." Here's how to guide the team away from this situation.
3/13/2015 by Ebin Poovathany
What is quality? Each of us has different definition. Let's focus here on software product development and how quality is related to customer collaboration.
3/12/2015 by William Nicolich
Indecision has stayed in the shadows as an implied and perhaps enigmatic problem in software development. To know how to address it, I argue, is pay dirt.
3/12/2015 by SAVVY KATHAM
Agile projects start with great expectations. However, we mustn't take this pace for granted. Understand the latent risks, and mitigate them proactively.
3/11/2015 by Attila Nyeste
Undoubtedly both the inspect-and-adapt mind-set and retrospective meetings are cornerstones of Agile/Scrum. However, I have worked with quite a few teams that struggled to set KPIs and produce metrics for their counteractions.
3/11/2015 by Raghu Challapilla
I remember walking home from work one rainy evening in downtown Seattle. I was a happy man, and it wasn't an unusual day. I loved working at my company and my manager brought out the best in me. . . .