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Using planning poker cards to estimate larger amounts of work (projects)

by Mike Caspar, 19 April 2012 | The Agile Blogosphere

You have been fighting for the right for your SCRUM or OpenAgile team to do the right thing and allow the TEAM to estimate the work for a project instead of having a PM, senior manager or Committee just make something up for team.  Congratulations… Then you realize.. Oh, Oh.. Now what ?  How am I going to pull this off ?   You will find all kinds of interesting material on the net with complex...
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Be able to explain WHY.

by Mike Caspar, 28 February 2012
The Agile Blogosphere

Every once in a while I’m reminded of the very important question: WHY? If you are considering SCRUM, XP, Lean or any other Agile Framework, or if you are considering using OpenAgile...
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Facing the facts early on. Risk Mitigation can be a powerful motivator

by Mike Caspar, 18 December 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

Recently, I was able to witness a remarkable event in a company that is relatively new to Agile. They have several teams at about Sprint 12, with several new teams just starting up....
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Where should I sit?

by Mike Caspar, 22 August 2011
Agile Teams

Inevitably, there will be some change to your team.  Someone will leave or perhaps you will have new members joining you. Either way, you will be asked the question “Where should...
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What if your first cycle ends up with zero story points completed?

I recently introduced a small software development company to the ideas of Agile development, the culture of Agile, and of course some of the fundamentals of working in incremental...
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Remember that Agile is about Quality and Business Value

by Mike Caspar, 10 July 2011
Agile Adoption

Recently, I had an interesting discussion with a companion about Agile Processes and the need for corporations, communities or groups to change their approach to planning and doing...
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WHY? Such a powerful question

by Mike Caspar, 19 June 2011
Agile Teams

Recently I was watching a situation with a development team where a very important question seemed to be forgotten… WHY ?  This got me thinking about the countless times I have seen...
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A great example of agile style teamwork in a non-software environment

by Mike Caspar, 22 May 2011
Agile Teams

I am regularly asked for examples of where Agile Practices could be used that are not related to software development. I recently came across this video and just had to share the...
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All you need is a bit of patience. Just be consistent in your message.

by Mike Caspar, 30 April 2011
Agile Adoption

As many who have tried know, an Agile Transformation in a company is not always an easy process.  Although most people at first are keen to participate in the idea of “changing”...
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Stress-Free Priority Meetings using Planning Poker Cards

by Mike Caspar, 17 April 2011
Agile Planning

For many of you, there will be instances where Scrum or Agile is something a company is trying but does not really buy into or understand yet. I would like to start by saying.  There...
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