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Does it matter in what order a Scrum Team executes their Sprint Backlog?

by VersionOne, 22 April 2011 | Agile Teams

Over the last few years I’ve had folks from various roles on agile teams ask me if I thought it was important if the stories in a sprint backlog were executed on in their rank order of importance, because "after all, the team made the commitment and they should be delivering the entire backlog during the Sprint." Recently I heard the previous quote from a CSM so I thought I would set the record straight...
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Lean or Kanban or Agile

by VersionOne, 4 April 2011
Lean Development

This post originally published by Mike Cottmeyer for Agile Chronicles, May 2009. Here I am.. Sunday afternoon.. Mother's day. Just got back from taking the family out for a low key...
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The Agile Scaling Checklist

When I first read The Checklist Manifesto by Dr. Atul Gawande it got me thinking about a checklist that could be effective and easy to use by my clients to help determine if a change...
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For What It’s Worth

I've used this theme before but I need to once again give my nods to Buffalo Springfield.  It is absolutely time we "Stop Children, what's that sound, everyone look whats going down..." I...
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Extreme Programming Values – Communication

by VersionOne, 15 February 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

Communication is one of the most underestimated of the XP values.  The value of communication is not underestimated, so much as how hard it is.  There are many different ways to believe...
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10 Years of Agile

by VersionOne, 8 February 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

Alistair Cockburn has been organizing a 10 Years of the Agile Manifesto event in Snowbird this coming weekend. A majority of the discussion is anticipated to revolve around three...
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Making Distributed Agile Teams Work

by VersionOne, 3 February 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

When working with distributed agile teams, first we have to ask ourselves, "What is our definition of making distributed teams work?"  I have managed and coached distributed...
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The Extreme Programming Values – Alive and Well!

by VersionOne, 17 January 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

Like so many of my compatriots, I got started in the agile development world doing Extreme Programming.  At first, I was enamored with the "engineering" practices such...
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The Agile Project Manager

by VersionOne, 6 December 2010
The Agile Blogosphere

Agile and Scrum methodologies are helping software organizations stay competitive by delivering products more frequently and with significantly higher quality. Making the switch to...
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I’m a Certified ScrumMaster. BFD.*

by VersionOne, 3 December 2010
The Agile Blogosphere

{ *Actually so is my brother, and he’s a freakin’ marketing guy… } While I believe that the ScrumMaster Certification program had a hand in driving the early adoption...
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First Order Agile Scaling

by VersionOne, 2 December 2010
The Agile Blogosphere

When we talk about scaling agile project management... we are really talking about how to coordinate the activities of many small teams to do the business of the enterprise. The interesting...
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What Do You Value?

by VersionOne, 24 November 2010
The Agile Blogosphere

Sometimes I think we are missing the point. I am becoming more and more convinced that building organizations around teams is the real secret to building agile and Scrum organizations....
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Agile Isn’t Project Management…

by VersionOne, 23 November 2010
The Agile Blogosphere

...but it sure will change how you do project management. I've got this talk called the The Agile PMP: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks. The first time I delivered the talk was in 2008...
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