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The Rules of Scrum: Your ScrumMaster works with only one Scrum Team

by Mishkin Berteig, 20 January 2014 | The Agile Blogosphere

The Scrum Team needs a great deal of help from their ScrumMaster. This help includes: removal of obstacles, advancement and reminders of the Scrum principles and practices, ongoing facilitation of effective Scrum meetings, accompaniment of the Team Members to develop new skills, building of relationships with those outside the team, and ongoing advancement of the use of Scrum by the team. With all...
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Long-Range Planning with User Stories

I frequently hear or read people suggesting using User Stories for relatively long-range planning. Sometimes they mean something as short as a release in a few months. Sometimes they’re...
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The Scrum Team Assessment – Official Launch

Hi Everyone,  I don’t do announcements on here too often, but I wanted to let everyone know about the official launch of our new product: the Scrum Team Assessment – an...
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A Product Owner’s Syllabus

by Olga Kouzina, 14 January 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

In one of my previous articles (Project Managers: Nurturing vs. Hiring?) I’ve written on why we prefer to nurture product owners (we call them feature owners) internally, instead...
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10 Tips for Better Story Estimation

by Jann Thomas, 14 January 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

The foundation of predictable delivery is to make a commitment to an iteration of work using story estimation. In order to make a commitment, delivery teams need to estimate how much...
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Getting Feedback with the Perfection Game

by Ben Linders, 14 January 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

The Perfection Game can be used to get feedback on a product or service that has been provided. It is also a retrospective exercise usable to discover strengths and define effective...
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What Problems Are Executives Trying To Solve With Agile?

Like I mentioned in my last post, the problem we think most execs are trying to solve with agile (are we building the right product), isn’t the problem they are actually trying to...
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My Agile Journey: If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now (Video of Talk)

by Kelly Waters, 12 December 2013
Agile Adoption

This week I did a talk at Skills Matter about my agile journey and some of the key learnings I've taken from it so far.  They have published a video so if you'd like to hear it you...
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Looking for my next gig

by Kelly Waters, 20 November 2013
All About Agile

Wow, that went fast!  I went independent back in May and have been working at the Guardian as interim director of engineering for the digital division.  What a fantastic and exciting...
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What does it mean to be ‘Ready’?

by Joe Little, 16 November 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

Jeffry Hesse wrote this blog post. And it inspired me to write the post below. The new Scrum Guide says that PBIs (product backlog items) must be well-understood and granular enough...
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Barriers to Agile Adoption

by Derek Huether, 14 November 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

We’ve all seen it happen. Though we try to show organizations the benefits of using a mature agile delivery framework, we still run into roadblocks.  Though the status quo is...
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Adaptive Leadership eBook Just Published!

by Jim Highsmith, 14 November 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

My new eBook, Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility is out! We are at a tipping point. Technology—cloud, big data, mobility, social media—tops CEO’s list of concerns...
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Lifecycle of a User Story

by Mark Levison, 4 November 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

User Stories are often used as a lightweight form of Agile requirement. Their goal is  to replace heavy weight-specification documents with “a Card, a Conversation and a Confirmation”....
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