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Emergent Design and the Intelligent Product Owner

Emergent Design and the Intelligent Product Owner

An argument against emergent design is the possibility that it can lead to poor designs. An intelligent product owner can take charge and prevent these poor designs -- but how does he or she do it?

Qualidade Estimativa de Software

Qualidade Estimativa de Software

Neste artigo irei contar um pouco sobre minha experiência utilizando o planning poker e seus ganhos.

Killing the Burn-Down Chart

Killing the Burn-Down Chart

A burn-down chart represents work left to do versus time available. It helps clarify whether the project is at risk. But I believe you don't need a chart to tell you these things.

Velocity

Velocity

I would like to discuss the specific topic of velocity, including some common misconceptions and suggestions for overcoming them.

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.

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