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11 Self-organizing Teams Teaching Themselves Agile at the Same Time

by Damon Poole, 11 March 2012 | The Agile Blogosphere

In a previous post I talked about how I came to learn that I could teach Agile to lots of people at the same time. In writing that post I realized that it was a great illustration of self-organization. That realization was in the forefront of my mind as I ran the session "Hands On Agile Immersion" on March 10th at Agile and Beyond 2012 .Although I've trained large groups of people on Agile many times...
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Burning Down Hours is Anti-Agile Because Working Software is the Primary Measure of Progress

A burn-down chart can use anything for the units, such as hours or points, but originally Scrum's burn-down chart tracked hours of work remaining in the iteration. Many people still...
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How I Discovered That Agile Can be Taught to 200 People at a Time

by Damon Poole, 19 February 2012
The Agile Blogosphere

I was speaking to some fellow Agilists at an event recently about an Agile training course that I do that can accommodate up to 200 people at a time and they were pretty skeptical that...
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Introducing Kanban Into an Existing Scrum Implementation

by Damon Poole, 14 October 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

By far, the talk that I am most requested to do is "Scrum and Kanban Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter". I've given the talk all over the US and Europe, most recently in Kiev for Agile...
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Agile Book Recommendations

by Damon Poole, 14 October 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

The following books are the main books that I recommend as starting points for learning about the various aspects of Agile. While their is a fair amount of overlap each of them covers...
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Scrum: No Commitment Required!

by Damon Poole, 1 September 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

A couple of years ago I first talked about applying the decoupling principle to Scrum. Since then I've turned a bunch of that material into a presentation called “Scrum and Kanban...
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Scrum and Kanban Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter Slides

For those of you that have attended one of my recent talks on "Scrum and Kanban Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter," here are the slides for the presentation. If you haven't already attended...
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Planning Poker Reduces Risk and Waste

by Damon Poole, 28 September 2009
The Agile Blogosphere

There are three particularly valuable things that can happen during a Planning Poker session. They may also happen during any flavor of estimation meeting, but seem to be more likely...
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The Five Essential Ingredients of Great Agile Estimation

by Damon Poole, 28 September 2009
The Agile Blogosphere

Planning Poker is a useful Agile estimation technique (see previous post "Introduction to Planning Poker"), but it is even more useful when used in conjunction with whole teams, user...
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Introduction to Planning Poker

by Damon Poole, 28 September 2009
The Agile Blogosphere

Many of the techniques of Agile development combine together to provide more than the sum of their parts. One technique that definitely fits this description is the Planning Poker method...
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Specification is Planning is Design is Coding is Approximation

by Damon Poole, 23 September 2009
The Agile Blogosphere

All Phases of Software Development are Variations on a ThemeIt is easy to think of specification, estimation, planning, design, implementation, and customer feedback as completely separate...
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Management: Top Ten Things Programmers Hate About Agile

by Damon Poole, 21 September 2009
The Agile Blogosphere

Sometimes Agile emerges from a grassroots initiative, but as Agile gains buzz, more and more managers and executives are initiating the move to Agile. Folks in management are often...
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The Only Person Keeping You From Going Agile is You

by Damon Poole, 20 September 2009
The Agile Blogosphere

If you are interested in going Agile, but you are surrounded by folks that are not, don’t despair. You can still experience significant benefit from Agile on your own. Also,...
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