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Scrum “Inputs”

by Travis Birch, 28 October 2014 | The Agile Blogosphere

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comThe Product Backlog is often described as the primary input to Scrum.  The Sprint starts with Sprint Planning and Sprint Planning starts with the Product Owner and the Product Backlog.  In principle, this makes perfect sense and hopefully it is enough for most teams and organizations to just start with the Product Backlog. ...
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Agile Assessments – A Deeper Dive

by Sandi Keller, 28 October 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

In my previous post Agile Assessments, I wrote about reasons to do an assessment and considerations when doing one.  In this post, I’ll continue the assessment topic with focus...
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100 Top Agile Blogs

Luis Gonçalves has posted a list of 100 Top Agile Blogs, ranked by Alexa ranking. I’m gratified to make the list, where I’m in some pretty good company.

Sense, Create, and Respond to Change

Last week we looked at how today’s global markets require new ways of doing business, so that you can respond quickly to threats and opportunities. We showed you why it’s not enough...
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Cancel Your Executive Status Meetings (Do This Instead)

Last week I met with a strategy leader for an Australian financial services organization, who was trying to work out how to bring his executive team together on a regular cadence to...
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Book List for Enterprise Agile Transformations

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comLeaders of Agile Transformations for the Enterprise need to have good sources of information, concepts and...
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No More Business as Usual

When the S&P 500 index was created in 1957, the average expected lifespan of a company on the index was 61 years. By 1980 that lifespan had been cut in half, and in the coming decade...
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Uh Oh… We Discovered More Stories!

by Dave Rooney, 11 October 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

As I've said before, I'm a huge fan of Jeff Patton's Story Mapping technique. While Story Mapping goes a long way towards identifying the work that needs to be completed to deliver...
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Empower Teams to Increase Quality

by BenLinders, 10 October 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

When an organization is experiencing quality problems with their products, agile software development often isn't the first solution that comes up in people's minds. Often I see people...
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Teams 102

Much of my personal journey over the past 8 years has involved unpacking some of the more dense concepts we tend to take for granted when we talk about agile. For me, it’s all about...
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Teams 101

The notion of forming complete cross functional teams is one of the most well understood concepts in the agile community but maybe one of the least implemented in practice. Many folks...
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JIRA is Not Agile

by Mark Levison, 29 September 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

I’ve heard people say, “We started using Jira and GreenHopper, so we’re Agile now”. Similar things are said of Rally, VersionOne, LeanKit, TargetProcess, etc. In making those...
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Common Scrum Definition At Last!

by Ron Jeffries, 25 September 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

I was asked to comment on this exciting press release: SCRUM ORGANIZATIONS ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL COLLABORATIVE ADOPTION OF SCRUM GUIDE Here goes: Strategically, the Scrum Alliance has been...
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