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Defining Ready and Done

by Derek, 1 March 2012 | The Agile Blogosphere

When leading development teams, I see most of the wasted activities happen during the development phase. If work is not ready before development begins, there can be delays waiting for clarifications from the business. If acceptance criteria is not clearly defined before development begins, work can go on and on as the team tries to appease the customer. What your agile team needs is a clear definition...
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Collaboration in Agile Development: Should Agile Teams Work in a Bubble?

by Derek, 8 December 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

When a developer posed a question to his Twitter followers a couple of weeks ago about collaboration between agile teams and the business side of the organization, a coworker passed...
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When PMI Introduced the Elephant – Part 1

by Derek, 19 October 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

Last October I entered the Gaylord National with a little trepidation. The PMI North American Congress was taking place and I found out that several people I admire in the Agile space...
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The Gemba Walk

by Derek, 16 September 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

As part of a recent engagement, Bob Payne and I went to assess and coach a group of Agile teams out in Iowa. Each morning, we would arrive before the daily stand-ups. Each morning...
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Definitive versus Empirical

by Derek, 30 June 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

Ever heard of the cone of uncertainty? The cone shows the historical error at certain time periods in a tropical cyclone forecast. What happens today and what has happened in the...
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Organize Around Teams

by Derek, 20 June 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

Several years ago, I was working with a client who was obsessed with keeping resources (in this case, people) 100-percent utilized. The client boasted that he had a strong matrixed...
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