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Dual-Track Scrum

Dual-Track Scrum

There has been much hype about Dual-Track Scrum, but not much about how it has been put into practice. I hope this post gives you some idea of how the concepts can be applied in your place of work.

Agile Is Just a Bend, Not the End!

Agile Is Just a Bend, Not the End!

Most of these organizations/teams later talk about the failure of Agile. I have heard many hypotheses about why this project is special and why Agile thinking won't work for this project. If we go a little deeper and examine the situation, we will see that they didn't transform the mind-set of the people involved.

A Strategy for Adopting Agile at the Organizational Level

A Strategy for Adopting Agile at the Organizational Level

Looking at the increasing adoption rate of Agile and the rate at which organizations are heading toward Agile transformation, it is time to formulate a mechanism and a strategy to enable smooth Agile transitions.

Failure: The Proudest Moment

Failure: The Proudest Moment

There will always be memorable moments: post-sprint or project-wrap pizza parties, baby showers for team members (and their significant others), promotion celebrations, weddings, and going-aways. But how many truly proud moments are there?

Pulse Check: Product Owner Disappearance Syndrome (PODS)

Pulse Check: Product Owner Disappearance Syndrome (PODS)

Your project is suffering from PODS -- Product Owner Disappearance Syndrome -- when the availability and commitment of the product owner is not enough to help teams complete the planned deliverables on time.

How Tools Are Helpful in Automation Testing

How Tools Are Helpful in Automation Testing

There are lots of tools and different types of frameworks available for using Agile in automation testing. Here we are going to look at QTP and SpecFlow integrated with Selenium or WatiN tools. . . .

The Scrum Retrospective

The Scrum Retrospective

If a team has one bad iteration or sprint there is no need to panic; the team can use the retrospective meeting to see what needs to be changed, corrected, and improved in the next sprint.

Keeping Agile Retrospectives Lively

Keeping Agile Retrospectives Lively

Do we really handle retrospectives in the way we are supposed to? . . . Retrospectives run the risk of becoming repetitive and boring, especially when (in the case of weekly sprints) they are conducted week after week.

Why Teams Fail During Agile Transformation

Why Teams Fail During Agile Transformation

Stand-ups happen, burn-down charts are in place -- and suddenly, toward the end of the sprint, things start falling apart. No matter how many times you meet or try to resolve issues, the comeback is never 100 percent. You have failed your sprint.

AGrEE Scrum Bridge

AGrEE Scrum Bridge

In terms of the service industry, while we collaborate with multiple customers, we learn to adapt and implement processes that can bring cohesiveness to teams. In many scenarios, however, we face challenges in understanding the current processes already in place for a customer.

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