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6 Mistakes Scrum Masters Should Avoid, and Their Remedies

Agile methodology has become one of the most popular and dynamic project management styles among software development companies. It is important to note that Agile can be applied to many types of projects and teams by not restricting its usage to only engineers or software development projects. The Agile framework is widely accessible across the globe in all different types ...

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Seeing the Close-to-the-Customer Conundrum

Especially when we use agile approaches, we want to be close to our customer. If you’ve ever had a chance to sit with a customer, you’ve learned how effectively (and fast!) the team and the customer learn from each other. And, too few teams have any access to any customers. Most of their customer information comes via a product owner, ...

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Beyond Agile: Reorganizing It For Faster Software Delivery

Nearly 40 percent of software development companies cite hiring new talent as one of their biggest challenges. Having the right time is just the first step in making a software development firm successful. Adequately managing the team you have in place is an essential part of getting software built and deployed in a hurry. For years, developers have used the ...

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Agile Transformation Secrets Series Posted

I just finished a series for my Pragmatic Manager newsletter about Agile Transformation Secrets: Part 1: Manage for ChangePart 2: Emphasize CollaborationPart 3: Principles Over Practices I wrote this series because I find that many people get a little confused about an agile transformation. They think an agile approach will work because they can predict and commit better. They don’t ...

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Cost vs Value Measurements for Agile Approaches

Some of my clients have struggled with their project governance as they move to agile approaches. In the past, they’ve asked for estimates and costs—by requirement—and then tracked the variance for those estimates and costs. The governance people do not record assumptions. They only record estimates and actuals. They want to “measure” the project success by adherence to estimates of ...

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The eroding of the product developed

SDLC or the software development life cycle is the different phases that is present in the development an entire application (any type, web, server, mobile) from requirements to release and continues further into a continuous maintenance phase. Many SDLC processes exists such as the waterfall, iterative, spiral, agile, lean, dev ops and so on methodologies. Each of them come with ...

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Inspection without adaptation is pointless in Scrum

People are naturally Agile. Our personal lives require us to demonstrate our ability to adapt more than our professional environments often allow us to do. Scrum, much like life, is all about adaptation. Scrum sets opportunities for professionals to regularly inspect in order to adapt. Inspection without adaptation is pointless. An act of futility. The simplest word that might adequately ...

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