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Jon Archer01/15/13
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Scrum and Telecommuting - Our Experiment

Half of our scrum team already worked from home, and we wanted to see if things worked better or worse for us if the other half all worked from home too. After convincing our management to let us try this we targeted starting this in the first quarter of 2011...

Venkatesh Kris...01/15/13
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7 Agile/Scrum Practices to Apply in Maintenance Projects

7 Scrum practices can help you use agile for defect fixing and not just product development. Learn what they are and the potential pitfalls.

Laura M. Waite ...01/15/13
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“The 4 Questions” of a Retrospective and Why They Work

Retrospectives are a powerful technique to bolster your team productivity through finding improvements and implementing them, together as a team. Find out how to make the most of them...

Dave West01/15/13
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Agile Requires an Integrated Story

The method wars are over and Agile has won. But just like any war, peace time comes with its own set of problems and issues. As Agile becomes the de-facto way teams build software the impact on the other processes and systems become widespread.

Giorgio Sironi01/14/13
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Thinking in value terms

From technical tasks to user stories, the change is not easy. Here is an experience on how to break down the transition in steps into different models, from waterfall to Agile. Don't stop at the intermediate step, it would be a waste of time.

Cody Powell01/14/13
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Taco-Driven Development

Every Wednesday we have Taco Twednesday, in which we all leave the office to eat at and review various taco establishments. We're doing something more important than having fun, though. We're doing something that every software organization needs help with: we're learning to listen to each other.

Michael Dubakov01/14/13
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Scrum FAQ

This FAQ answers questions as simple as "What is Scrum?" or as deep as "When a company is in the process of selecting a Scrum tool to help them meet their needs, what kinds of things should they look for in that tool?"

Rodrigo De Castro01/14/13
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"Lean Startup" Lessons for Big Companies

One of the most important things is to have cross-functional small teams in order to have small pockets within the company that work like startups. Here are some things I learned from the Lean Startup book...

Steve Rogalsky01/14/13
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Living With an Agilist

We were not immediately friends, agile and I, and yet along with the post-it notes and sharpies that have overtaken my house, some agile practices and principles have slowly become part of my life.

Michael Sahota01/13/13
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How to Express Empathy – Avoid the Traps!

In this post you will learn the common empathy traps that we tend to fall in. Once you know the how to avoid the pitfalls, you’ll be ready to start building your emotional muscles. Fortunately for us, awareness and a little practice goes a long way to improving empathy.

Tathagat Varma01/13/13
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How Are You Managing Your Talent?

The discipline of performance management has been relatively recent, and rather controversial. So, what’s the real deal?

Chris Spagnuolo01/12/13
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I Don't Like Short Duration Teams

A problem exists in many organizations (especially consulting organizations) that may denigrate the effectiveness of this core agile practice. I'm talking about short duration development teams.

Mitch Pronschinske01/12/13
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What it Means to be a Lean Startup - 3 Perspectives, and a Pretty Video

This video highlights three startups as they demonstrate - what does it mean to be lean as a startup?

Gaurav Mantri01/11/13
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Karma and Team Management - My Experience at Cerebrata

Our team management policies are built around one simple principle: Karma is a bitch! You mess with karma and in time karma messes with you...

Mitch Pronschinske01/11/13
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API Product Management

Is Product Management different when your product is an API? How do the key people in the API value chain set the tone for product management of APIs? Strategic and tactical considerations for planning, building, and evolving an API to make direct and indirect users successful.