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Agile at Its Core: What Are the Agile Values?

When training and coaching others on the ways of agility, it is common to use a phrase like “Agile is a mindset expressed by four values, further deepened by 12 principles, and practiced through a...

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Unit Testing Tutorial: Getting Started With Test-Driven Development (With Java)

The web offers a virtually infinite menu of information, which makes finding a unit testing tutorial fit for beginners a daunting task. Well, if a unit testing tutorial is what you need, search no more....

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Is There Any Value for Scrum Masters in Jira Align?

As a Scrum Master, your focus is on your individual team. Accomplishing the work and striving for continual process improvement. You’re concerned with maturing the team, learning, and growing. Additionally, you must facilitate the balance...

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3 Reasons You Need to Learn Disciplined Agile Today!

Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is an Agile-friendly approach that has been around for almost 20 years. To take a brief trip down memory lane, DAD was developed from the foundation of RUP (Rational Unified Process),...

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Why Are So Many Release Train Engineers Demanding Jira Align?

The role of the Release Train Engineer (RTE) — or, Program Manager in non-SAFe terminology — is both challenging and rewarding. But, like any sane person, the professional RTE is always looking for ways to...

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Agile Training Strategy – 5 Keys to Success

For the better part of my career, I have been both a trainer and a student, which has allowed me to gain interesting insights from both perspectives of a teacher and a learner. As technology...

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The Scrum Master’s Role in Organizational Bottlenecks

Bottlenecks occur on all planes of reality. Think of a river flowing to the ocean. What happens when that river gets obstructed by a fallen tree or a rock slide? The flow of the river...

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Why 2020 Has Us Doubling Down on Sustainability as Resiliency

With the economic shock of COVID, companies of all sizes are reevaluating their resiliency and preparedness to face a similar crisis. A new player is entering the scene on securing resiliency: sustainability. COVID has changed,...

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Chaos Engineering In Practice

Chaos engineering is all about running chaos experiments in systems to determine how the systems behave under certain circumstances. The idea is not merely to test the system. You\'ll also want to learn how the...

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Making the Business Case for Agile Finance Practices

Many finance teams rely on outdated traditional and manual methods for forecasting and establishing budgets, leading to frustration, tedium, and more overall effort than they need to exert. Finance teams are integral to an enterprise\'s...

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Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders during the Agile Transition

Agile transformation is no simple feat because it requires change, and change is scary on many levels for most of us. Changing the way we think about and execute work is one of the most...

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Chaos Engineering: What It Is and Isn’t

Chaos engineering started at Netflix when they publicly said that bringing down production systems helped them be more resilient. Taking down servers on purpose isn\'t something companies do, even after hearing Netflix\'s success stories. Some...

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