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No More Business as Usual

by Rally Software, 14 October 2014 | The Agile Blogosphere

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 it likely will be halved again. What used to be a health index for stable companies is now a thermometer for the fluctuating temperatures of disruptive markets. The S&P is just one indicator of the evolving environment...
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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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Reframing to Reduce Risk

by Robert Henson, 24 September 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

From what I have been able to decipher in my career businesses are around to make money. The way they make money is by offering goods and services to people willing to pay for them....
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Release Planes versus Release Trains

by Derek Huether, 21 September 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

There is a lot of talk these days about SAFe.  I have a lot of respect for what Dean Leffingwell has done but there is a minor use of language that has been bugging me in recent days....
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How to create an Agile Burn-Up Graph in Google Docs

by Kane Mar, 17 September 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

A Burn-Up graph is simply a stack graph showing the total amount of work the team has in their product backlog over a number of Sprints. I’ve used a variety of different Agile...
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How to Enable Estimate-Free Development

by Dave Rooney, 16 September 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

Most of us have been there... the release or sprint planning meeting to goes on and on and on and on. There is constant discussion over what a story means and endless debate over whether...
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The ScrumMaster is Responsible for What Artifacts?

by Mishkin Berteig, 16 September 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comOrganizations like to have clear role definitions, clear processes outlined and clear documentation templates....
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Telling Executive Stories

by Richard Hensley, 16 September 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

Delivery teams manage and deliver value supported by the tool user stories. These teams tell stories about who, what, why, and acceptability using standard form, “As a <persona>,...
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