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One is the Loneliest Number: Managing the “One Product / One Team Scenario”

Business Agility

One is the Loneliest Number: Managing the “One Product / One Team Scenario”

In the last blog post, we talked about how different product managers find themselves in different situations. Every product is different; most companies organize their teams differently, and individual product managers bring different skills and...

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Living Up to Our Values – Part 1

Business Agility

Living Up to Our Values – Part 1

Living Up to Our Company Values (Part 1): Make it Better Than you Found It Values in any organization help define and guide \"how things get done\" in that organization. It\'s part of the culture,...

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Get your free Jira Health Check to Keep your Projects and your Instance Running Strong

Atlassian

Get your free Jira Health Check to Keep your Projects and your Instance Running Strong

For your free health check and to make sure your teams and instance are ready to tackle your next big project, just contact one of our friendly consultants by emailing [email protected] subject line: Health Report....

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Product Managers – Everyday Superheroes Without a Cape

Business Agility

Product Managers – Everyday Superheroes Without a Cape

There’s this product management group that meets at our office in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, I usually don\'t have the time to participate in their very cool discussions, but this past month I’m guilty of eavesdropping on...

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Upping Your Game: Rubix Cube to Value Added User Stories – Part 2

Agile

Upping Your Game: Rubix Cube to Value Added User Stories – Part 2

In the first part of this blog, we saw some of the issues that arise in agile development when there exists a lack of alignment and understanding of user stories in the product backlog at...

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TDD Inside, Outside, Upside Down

DevOps

TDD Inside, Outside, Upside Down

Test-Driven Development: Really, It’s a Design Technique Test-driven Development (TDD) is by now an established technique for delivering better software faster and sustainably over time. TDD is based on a simple idea: write a failing...

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Cloud-hosted Options for the Atlassian Tech Stack

Atlassian

Cloud-hosted Options for the Atlassian Tech Stack

If your organization relies on any of the applications in the Atlassian tech stack (such as Trello, Jira, Confluence, or BitBucket), this brief article is well worth the four minutes it will take to read...

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“Lift and Shift” to AWS

DevOps

“Lift and Shift” to AWS

Migrating mission-critical business applications to the cloud infrastructure can introduce multiple strategic and economic benefits, but the practicality of doing so often leaves IT managers scratching their heads. Tinkering with the status quo, especially with...

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Are You Safe With SAFe?

Business Agility

Are You Safe With SAFe?

Is SAFe the right framework for my organization? After all, there are numerous other frameworks (Disciplined Agile, Nexus, LeSS, [email protected], etc.) that claim to deliver similar results and impart comparable benefits… This question is at...

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AWS is the Ultimate Cloud Computing Option for Companies on the Atlassian Tech Stack

Atlassian

AWS is the Ultimate Cloud Computing Option for Companies on the Atlassian Tech Stack

If you’re currently running the Atlassian tech stack and consider migrating to the cloud, you should take a closer look at Amazon Web Services (AWS). There’s simply no better cloud environment for Atlassian than AWS....

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Upping Your Game: Rubix Cube to Value Added User Stories – Part 1

Agile

Upping Your Game: Rubix Cube to Value Added User Stories – Part 1

One of the most common problems with existing well-established agile development teams is that they have issues delivering value-added user stories. The team is cross-functional, has established velocity, understands roles, process and cadences. But when...

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Managing the Product Backlog – Part 2

Business Agility

Managing the Product Backlog – Part 2

In the first part of this blog on Managing Product Backlogs, we learned about the importance of blending product discovery and product delivery. Authoring Journeys, Stories, and Tests The discovery group starts by grabbing that...

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