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Meet your neighbors

Meet your neighbors

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Our project community is always bigger than we think. Why don’t we invite them over for coffee and introduce ourselves? Jonathan Rasmusson – The Agile Samurai One of the most critical steps in Agile development is meeting your neighbors. In fact, identifying your neighbors is part of the inception deck that should be done before … Continued

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Best practices for communication of distributed agile teams

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Having everyone sit together improves the productivity of your agile team because everybody can speak to each other at any given time and get questions answered  fast, and it’s easier to see what everybody’s doing and be on the same page. However, it doesn’t mean that distributed teams can’t perform as good as collocated team, one way … Continued

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Scrum and Agile – How to handle Critical Issues that are outside of the current Sprint

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A Critical Issue, as the name says, is always critical and meant to be dealt with immediately. Critical Issues are those issues that are currently affecting the consumer. But declaring something critical can be very subjective, which is why only the Product Owner can declare an issue as critical. As soon as it is declared critical, … Continued

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Scrum and Agile – Sprint Termination for fixed budgets

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Sprint Termination in Agile is just another way a Product Owner can control what’s being worked on and how much time (and money) is spend on it. Sprint Termination can happen when a Product Owner decides that the current Sprint is not worth it. This could be for different reasons: Requirements have changed The backlog … Continued

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Scrum and Agile – How to do a Sprint Retrospective

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The Sprint Retrospective is mainly for the Team, Product Owner included. Differently from a Sprint Review, the Sprint Retrospective focuses not on the Project, but on the Team and its processes (how they did what they did and how they worked as a team). There are two things every member of the Team should always … Continued

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Scrum and Agile – How to do a Daily Standup

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Daily standups are meant for developers and the Scrum Master; the Product Owner can be there too, but it’s not necessary. It is even recommended that if the Product Owner is present, s/he shouldn’t interrupt or let others interrupt on her/his behalf, since that make the meeting lose focus. They should last no more than 15 … Continued

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