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4/29/2016 by Vyom Bharadwaj
Many teams use different estimation techniques from the Agile framework. Two that I have found extremely helpful are Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker.
4/28/2016 by Suresh Konduru
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.
4/27/2016 by Alex DiPasquale
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.
4/26/2016 by Mat Chacon
A health care software technology company was suffering a long history of late releases and unhappy customers. Here's how we turned it around.
4/25/2016 by Rumesh Wijetunge
Imagine your multiple Scrum teams are spread over time zones 12 hours apart. How can we ensure that the Scrum roles are divided properly? That the Scrum ceremonies are practiced efficiently and that the team collaboration is optimal? Here's what we did.
4/22/2016 by Vyom Bharadwaj
While reading about Agile and Scrum, we run across business value terms such as ROI, NPV, and IRR, but these concepts are usually treated theoretically, not quantitatively. Here I provide a few methods by which business value is calculated.
4/22/2016 by Vijay Bandaru
Based on my experiences with various coaching models and with coaching multiple teams and individuals in large-scale Agile transformations, I have created a coaching model for use with both individuals and teams.
4/21/2016 by Punita Dave
I am frequently asked by new ScrumMasters how they can gain the trust and confidence of the team. Here are some insights and practices I have learned as a ScrumMaster and Agile coach.
4/21/2016 by Stacey Ackerman
When I graduated from college and landed my first "real job," I expected to be empowered, to make a difference, and to contribute to the greater good of the company. The real world was a rude awakening.
4/20/2016 by Robin Hackshall
We have all been in a retrospective or planning session in which some members sit back and take little or no part in the proceedings. If this sounds familiar, then your team may not be participating effectively.