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Acceptance Criteria

by Steve Povilaitis, 9 September 2014 | The Agile Blogosphere

Did We Build the Right Product? And, Did We Build the Product Right? Acceptance criteria are an important yet, in my experience, often overlooked or undervalued aspect of the iterative planning process. Acceptance criteria are super important because projects succeed or fail based on the ability of the team to meet their customers documented and perceived acceptance criteria. When we clearly define...
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Don’t Estimate Stories In Sprint Planning

by Andrew Fuqua, 2 September 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

This is part three in a series on estimating. Part one was “Don’t Estimate Software Defects” and Part two was “Don’t Estimate Spikes”. I don’t...
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ScrumMaster Tales – Stuck Waiting for Other Teams

John (ScrumMaster) and the team are humming along nicely building great new features for the SmallestOnlineBookStore. With the huge success of the first big release nine months ago,...
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Why Iterative Planning?

First, I would like to credit Eric Ries in his 2010 Web 2.0 speech for giving me the idea for these awesome graphics. If you have never seen the speech then I highly recommend the version...
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Read More links not working

by Kelly Waters, 21 August 2014

My sincere apologies for the problem on my blog at the moment, where the Read More links are just refreshing the page and not going to the original article as they should. This is...
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Servant Leadership Model

Do a Google search on "servant leadership" and you will get plenty of hits (2.5 million for me just then). So if you don't know what it is cruise on over to
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Why Agile Estimates Don’t Work – Part 2

In Why Agile Estimates Don’t Work – Part 1 I’ve explained why estimates don’t work if someone sees them primarily as a commitment to timing. And, just as I expected,...
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Agile Assessments

Agile Assessments Assessments come in all forms, and there are many reasons why we do them. In the end, we want to know something about the ability of someone or something. When working...
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My Favourite Ways to Visualize Ideas

We write a lot in the Edge of Chaos blog about visualization, and how helpful it is for project management, problem-solving, strategic thinking and learning. No matter if you’re...
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Build it right to build the right thing

You can’t build the right product if you can’t build the product right. I tweeted that this morning, in response to a Twitter-vibe that was flitting around. I’d like...
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21 Tips on Choosing a Sprint Length

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comMany teams that I work with choose their Sprint length without too much thought.  Often enough, that’s...
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Agile Cadabra

Agile is not magical. Changing from a waterfall process to an agile process changes how your team works, and helps eliminate inefficiencies. . What makes agile powerful is also makes...
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Retrospective Benefits: Changes that Stick

Change is often hard. But it is also important and much needed. That is why agile software development suggest to frequently inspect and adapt and promotes the usage of retrospectives...
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