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Agile Estimation Techniques

Agile Estimation Techniques

One of the key advantages of adopting an Agile work flow is the team's ability to estimate new work effectively. But unless all team members participate actively, the ability of the team as a whole to estimate new stories will develop much more slowly.

A Scrum Meeting-Room Model Boosted Our Productivity

A Scrum Meeting-Room Model Boosted Our Productivity

We were in big trouble when heavy rain and flooding hit Chennai in December. Our office was flooded and we lost a whole week of our sprint because power was down. But here's what happened. . . .

SMAC It with Agile

SMAC It with Agile

At the heart of technology transformation is SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud), which many call the fifth generation of IT.

Managing Defects in Agile

Managing Defects in Agile

Defects (or bugs) in software development create anxiety that leads to stress and instability within the team -- and the "defect panic syndrome" is prominent in Waterfall.

Attracting and Retaining Talent

Attracting and Retaining Talent

We look to leaders to attract top talent, then maintain their interest in staying with our teams. Such a tall order to fill, yet some teams manage to pull it off. How?

Traveling Without Moving

Traveling Without Moving

Our enterprise went through a carefully planned and executed transition to Agile. A few years later, we made a short halt to evaluate what we had achieved. What we saw was that some teams had actually been traveling without moving.

Is Your Agile Team Fit Enough?

Is Your Agile Team Fit Enough?

Increasing visibility inside a team process is key for most companies. It is even more valuable if the team or company is distributed. But how can you measure and make your team's work visible?

What if Users Don't Like the Latest Potentially Shippable Product Increment?

What if Users Don't Like the Latest Potentially Shippable Product Increment?

One of the most common problems organizations have in using Agile for incremental software development is users' disapproval of the latest increment. Here are a few strategies for contingency measures as well as ways to avoid rejected increments.

The Importance of Value Streams in Organizational Agility

The Importance of Value Streams in Organizational Agility

Many software development organizations who claim they are fully Agile don't see all the benefits they expected. These same organizations often invest the bulk of their effort only in transitioning their development teams, with little emphasis on organizational agility.

Avoiding Student Syndrome in Sprints

Avoiding Student Syndrome in Sprints

Scrum teams tend to start enthusiastically with two-week sprints. Soon, though, they often start complaining about lack of time. Here are some questions teams can ask themselves so they can make informed decisions about whether to increase their sprint lengths.

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