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How Timelines Help Project Managers Track Progress

by Olga Kouzina, 10 April 2014 | The Agile Blogosphere

… no matter if it’s agile, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, lean, XP or some mix of these methodologies. Project managers want to track progress in any software development project, small or large. Sometimes they want to track progress not only in one, but in many projects at a time, and they want to be able to [...]

Calculating Velocity FAQ

Sometimes people get confused about velocity and edge cases of what gets counted or not. It doesn't matter greatly except it helps to do this consistently over time. I wrote a FAQ...
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Humor – A Typical Project Launch Meeting

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comOne of the things that I love is how many great videos there are that show the ridiculousness of a lot of...
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Define Your Agile Transformation

At last year’s Technology & Innovation -- the Future of Banking & Financial Services conference in Sydney, Australia, senior executives repeatedly used the following keywords...
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We Want Agile Processes

There are organizations which think that Agile or Scrum can be the solution to solve all IT problems that they have. Senior management has decided that their whole organization has...
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List of Agile Team Exercises

A collection of blog post that describe team exercises - if you need more information about one of these please contact me.Video series on Scrum (short takes)http://agilecomplexificationinverter.blogspot.com/2013/10/learn-scrum-video-series.htmlA...
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Don’t “Control” Agile Projects

One common complaints about agile methods is that management doesn’t have the same degree of “control” over projects. We need to stop worrying about this complaint as a vice and...
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Agile Tetrahedron move above the PM Triangle for Value

Agile Tetrahedron - ver 1Who can explain the classic Project Management Triangle?  I've found that everyone has heard of it and uses it fairly well in a sentence. But when it comes...
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The Agile Late Majority has different needs

Are we applying a great solutions to a poorly understood problem?   What is the question - we know the answer is 42.The early adopters of Scrum were seeking a method of controlling...
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User Stories and Story Splitting

In Scrum and other Agile methods, a common way to manage feature requests is with User Stories.  I’ve been teaching people about User Stories and doing workshops with teams for...
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Our Evolution of Visual Process Management

I’ve poked around the subject of visual process management in my previous articles, accentuating the complexity and non-linearity of software production process, and how a traditional...
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Tracking velocity

It’s very common for organizations to track the velocity of the Agile teams over time. This is quite a reasonable datapoint to plot. Combined with other data, it might give you...
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Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

by Jim Highsmith, 28 February 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

A couple of years ago I was talking to the CEO of a medium-sized company. “We started the year with 10 strategic initiatives,” he said. “It’s now May and we’ve scrapped 4...
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