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6/30/2015 by Suman Bhowmick
Must product owners have technical expertise to do the best job? Here I give you my perspectives on the pros and cons of having technical expertise.
6/29/2015 by Rick Waters
We can find many examples of information radiators in our Agile environments: Scrum/Kanban boards, burn-down charts, burn-up charts, product backlogs . . . The list goes on and on. There are a few, though, that go unused yet can prove useful.
6/29/2015 by Akash Prasad
Stories help us understand and remember things. This is a story about a problem we have faced often, especially as a non-Scrum or a non-self-organized Scrum team.
6/26/2015 by Anand Vyas
Clients can gain a lot from implementing Agile for a fixed-price RFP. But what about vendors or service providers? They can lose money if they continue to accept changes. Thus it's important to have a method for handling fixed-price RFPs.
6/26/2015 by Holly Suso
Sprint Two has come and gone. We're all starting to get the hang of this Agile thing. Even the stakeholder is beginning to show signs of understanding the rules of engagement. . . .
6/25/2015 by Ashish Kumar
My friend Mr. Snooper is one of the finest software quality assurance (QA) professionals I have ever known. He came to me distressed, however, thinking he was soon going to be jobless. . . .
6/25/2015 by Karen Fernandez
A Scrum team's happiness matters. But with so many personalities on a team, how do you ensure happiness?
6/24/2015 by Stacey Ackerman
One of the teams I was brought in to "fix" was suffering from the terrible aftermath of delivering a new software version that completely missed the boat with its customers. What had gone wrong?
6/24/2015 by Brian Dreyer
I believe that to succeed at anything personally or professionally, leadership is required. And in most companies, to take the lead you must change the corporate culture, but culture is a tricky and difficult thing to change.
6/23/2015 by Suman Bhowmick
At a recent conference of ScrumMasters and product owners from various product and services companies, five impediments, or blocks, were mentioned by almost all the teams. Let's look at each of these blocks.