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Iterative Development vs Agile

Agile

Iterative Development vs Agile

A few years ago I taught a class on Iterative Development.  I taught it just once.  I’m an Agile Expert, but not an Iterative Development expert so I read a book on Iterative Development and...

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Classic Scrum versus SAFe Scrum

Agile

Classic Scrum versus SAFe Scrum

After studying the Scrum Guide on multiple occasions over the past few weeks in preparation for a PSM1 Scrum Master certification workshop, I realized that there are several distinct differences between the “classic” Scrum and...

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Lean and Agile Principles for Transformation at Scale

Agile

Lean and Agile Principles for Transformation at Scale

Agile - Roots and Current State When the concept of Agile delivery was originally designed, it primarily focused on improving software development for small teams where nimbleness and efficiency were more easily attainable. However, with...

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Use Case 2.0 – The Perfect Solution to your Agile Requirements Problem?

Agile

Use Case 2.0 – The Perfect Solution to your Agile Requirements Problem?

You have just been approved to stand up a new Agile team to enhance speed of delivery, improve transparency, and enhance overall quality of the products. You have a sizable repository of requirements that were...

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Extreme Programming vs. Scrum

Agile

Extreme Programming vs. Scrum

At the beginning of my career I became an OS/2 developer.  Windows won the head-to-head competition for the PC operating system market hands down.  Was Windows a better OS?  Many would argue the other way...

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5 Planning Poker Tips and Tricks That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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5 Planning Poker Tips and Tricks That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Planning Poker, usually considered the standard tool for conducting estimation for Agile projects, is a tool that is often misunderstood and misused. Throughout my years of coaching Agile teams, I have seen teams handle this...

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8  Scrum Master Antipatterns that May Impair Your Team

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8 Scrum Master Antipatterns that May Impair Your Team

The following are Scrum Master antipatterns that may impair your team: 1. Excessive Tailoring While some deviation from the standard practices is usually not a big deal, excessive tailoring of the defined process in terms...

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Extreme Programming vs. Agile

Agile

Extreme Programming vs. Agile

“What’s the difference between Extreme Programming and Agile?” If you are educated on Agile, then you know this question doesn’t make sense.  Extreme Programming is an Agile approach/framework/process, whatever word you prefer.  But it is...

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How Do You Calculate the Cost of Delays?

Agile

How Do You Calculate the Cost of Delays?

Have you ever worked on a software project that ran past the deadline?  Just kidding.  I don\'t actually need to ask.  Of course, you have. But then again, we all have.  It\'s just an apparent hazard...

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Going Agile with a Remote Team

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Going Agile with a Remote Team

Recently, I logged into LinkedIn and saw a discussion headline they were promoting.  It read, \"why remote working will die,\" and man did people have a lot to say about that topic. The centerpiece of...

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How Does Code Refactoring Come into Play with Agile?

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How Does Code Refactoring Come into Play with Agile?

Learn how code refactoring impacts your agile journey. It\'s a scenario I see frequently in my travels as a consultant. After years of struggles with deadline and budget, a company or enterprise program decides to...

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FAQ: What is required to receive the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) designation and what upcoming changes are there to the process?

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FAQ: What is required to receive the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) designation and what upcoming changes are there to the process?

by: Tom McGraw, CSM In this blog, you will learn about Scrum Master Certification requirements and the details for attending the course. The Scrum Alliance is a non-profit organization that governs the requirements for many...

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