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The Power of Scrum

The Power of Scrum

I give Scrum a high rating because of the top benefits my team and I have realized: transparency, self-organization, and trust.

Relaxing the Iron Triangle to Deliver Quality

Relaxing the Iron Triangle to Deliver Quality

Traditional methods of project management have always found it challenging to embrace change. Is there a different potential approach toward managing work? We need a method that has seamless and nimble acceptance of change.

Firefighter or Effective Manager

Firefighter or Effective Manager

Whether we realize it or not, we live in an age of anxiety, a condition in which the mind is pulled in different directions. This results in an emotional state of distress that dominates our thoughts. It is a reaction to our circumstances, but it's also a choice.

When Scrum Becomes Stale

When Scrum Becomes Stale

Scrum seems to be a bit like bread: When it is fresh, it is very tasty, and everybody likes a slice of it. But after a few sprints doing the same routines for planning, dailies, reviews, and retrospectives, Scrum may turn stale.

Embracing Agile Principles

Embracing Agile Principles

What business wouldn't want to reduce waste, build a culture of knowledge, minimize risk, maximize the delivered business value, and be able to swiftly adopt to changing business needs or economic conditions. . . . Then why do some organizations accept so much waste?

The ScrumMaster's Oath

The ScrumMaster's Oath

Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker Estimation Techniques

Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker Estimation Techniques

Many teams use different estimation techniques from the Agile framework. Two that I have found extremely helpful are Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker.

Organizational Patterns During BFSI Agile Transformation

Organizational Patterns During BFSI Agile Transformation

It is well known that BFSI (banking, financial services, and insurance) organizations operate in a regulated and high-risk environment. This article discusses the organizational patterns such companies witness during their Agile transformational journeys, with the premise of that high-risk environment.

Properly Written Acceptance Criteria

Properly Written Acceptance Criteria

The heart of a user story is its acceptance criteria. Because acceptance criteria form the basis upon which we build and test the user story, they must be properly written.

Real-World Agile Transformation

Real-World Agile Transformation

A health care software technology company was suffering a long history of late releases and unhappy customers. Here's how we turned it around.

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