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The Magic of the Sprint Demo

The Magic of the Sprint Demo

It took a while for me to understand the broad scope of the sprint demo and the significant impact it has on overall team motivation. . . .

Scrum Is Simple but Not Easy

Scrum Is Simple but Not Easy

I often encounter teams who follow the rituals and processes of Scrum to some degree but do not really understand why they are doing it, nor grasp the power Scrum affords the development of a product. . . .

An Alphabet Game for Agile Training

An Alphabet Game for Agile Training

This is an activity that will introduce the concept of prioritization and working closely with customers to understand the actual features that they need.

Agility in Fixed-Price Projects

Agility in Fixed-Price Projects

This article will outline the most common challenges of implementing Agile in a fixed-price project and address how to overcome the challenges through best practices.

The Retrospective Meeting Is More than a Meeting

The Retrospective Meeting Is More than a Meeting

The retrospective meeting is not just any meeting. . . .

Common Misconceptions and False Dichotomies in Agile

Common Misconceptions and False Dichotomies in Agile

Companies and teams successfully implementing Scrum, or any Agile method for that matter, have much in common. . . . Teams struggling with Agile also share a lot of similarities in their behavior and thinking.

Pulse Check: Agile Stand-Up Meetings (SUM)

Pulse Check: Agile Stand-Up Meetings (SUM)

Unlike the myth that says Agile projects can deliver "fast" and in a "short time," Agile projects actually do need efficient planning to deliver business value needs on time. . . . With that said, let's look at the role of one of the key activities in Agile executions, i.e., stand-up meetings (SUMs).

Comparison of Agile/Scrum Adoption or Maturity Assessment Checklists

Comparison of Agile/Scrum Adoption or Maturity Assessment Checklists

This article was written to share experience I gathered while trying to evaluate ways to measure Agile adoption in an organization. . . . Sharing my experience will, I hope, put my findings in one place and help fellow Scrum Alliance members who may be similarly tasked to run an evaluation campaign.

The Scrum Diet

The Scrum Diet

After a recent doctor visit, I decided to go on a diet and had a flash of inspiration. This was going to be a project, so why not use Scrum?

 Financially Positioning an Agile Transformation

Financially Positioning an Agile Transformation

The Internet revolution has made the IT industry grow faster, and die faster too. Any organization that survives must have good judgment regarding finances. However, it is tricky to align Agile implementation to revenue growth, because the ROI can never be that linear.

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