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For Minimum Viable Products, Go with BV/E-Squared

For Minimum Viable Products, Go with BV/E-Squared

One of the shortfalls of the traditional ROI metric, as applied to MVPs, is that the high business value and low-effort levels are weighed proportionately to each other. Here's another approach.

Why Scrum?

Why Scrum?

Here I'll discuss several ways in which Scrum can help improve productivity.

The CMMI Agile Adoption Model

The CMMI Agile Adoption Model

Process maturity is a beautiful concept -- it helps assess the maturity of an organization's processes to improve the development of software. Here I'll discuss how to map Agile principles to process maturity levels.

An Agile Framework by Any Other Name

An Agile Framework by Any Other Name

I played rugby for a few semesters in college, and it never occurred to me that the name for an Agile process framework could have come from rugby's scrum. . . .

My Scrum Diary

My Scrum Diary

Today our PO was absent for the planning meeting. None of us wanted to cancel the sprint planning, so we held the meeting as usual. . . .

The Five-Point Estimate

The Five-Point Estimate

If you are an Agilist, continuous improvement is in your DNA. Hence I would like to recommend an improved method of estimation, overcoming common challenges while fulfilling its purpose.

Testing in Software Development

Testing in Software Development

Testing is a vital part of software development. So why do we commonly call coders "software developers," but we don't call testers that as well?

Agile in Principle but Not in Practice

Agile in Principle but Not in Practice

What happens when organizations trumpet being "Agile," yet in practice there seems to be nothing Agile about them?

Scrum Manager and Project Master

Scrum Manager and Project Master

Project Master and Scrum Manager -- what's in a name? Well, there's a lot. . . .

Moving Past "I Don't Know"

Moving Past "I Don't Know"

After we've reached a place of acknowledging we don't know something and are less sure than we were just a moment before, where do we go from there? It's an important question, because if you don't have an answer, you're open to trouble.

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