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Reduce the Number of Code Defects by 50 Percent

Reduce the Number of Code Defects by 50 Percent

When looking back on my career and more than 20 years of software development, I can't help but think about how much the information technology sector has gone full circle, much like the fashion industry.

Transparency: The Silver Bullet to Breaking IT and Business Collaboration Gridlock

Transparency: The Silver Bullet to Breaking IT and Business Collaboration Gridlock

After only five years of my 15 years leading projects, it became apparent to me that conflicting priorities during a project would remain the greatest threat to its success. Will technical or business considerations drive the life of the project?

Reef Knot or Granny Knot

Reef Knot or Granny Knot

Agility is referred to by everyone these days. It's a good thing. However, it is worrying that the perception of Agile is different depending on context.

The Beauty of Agile

The Beauty of Agile

Test automation is an essential component of Agile development, and we have tested a recent product in a way that helped us deliver quickly and configure efficiently.

Empiricism and the Scrum Flower

Empiricism and the Scrum Flower

Scrum is based on the empirical process, and I like the metaphor of the "Scrum Flower" to describe what upholds and nourishes a healthy and productive Scrum team.

What Is the Best Framework or Methodology for Your Organization?

What Is the Best Framework or Methodology for Your Organization?

As project managers, we struggle over what the right methodology is, and then how to use it. This article will explore how to make that decision, and when to make it.

Achieving Agile Fitness

Achieving Agile Fitness

Recently when undertaking a personal transformation, I had a "eureka" moment: I realized how similar the practices of personal transformation can be to the practices of undertaking a project based on Agile.

User Stories: Divide and Conquer!

User Stories: Divide and Conquer!

Tthe length of a user story can sometimes hinder the development team from getting that story into production. In my experience, the user story should be as short as possible, and here's why.

Mitigate Risk with a Minimum Viable Product Approach

Mitigate Risk with a Minimum Viable Product Approach

I had a conversation recently with a ScrumMaster who failed to see why I had persuaded my teams to adopt a minimum viable product (MVP) approach to Agile. My reply was simply, "Risk management."

10 Tips for a Great Retrospective

10 Tips for a Great Retrospective

Over the years, we've facilitated and observed many retrospectives – in fact, we would struggle to guess just how many. Here we share our top 10 tips for running a great retrospective.

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