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How Story Point Estimation Can Help Managers

How Story Point Estimation Can Help Managers

Agile teams sometimes have a manager, who should be thought of as a stakeholder or business partner. Here's how good story point estimation can help managers plan and support their teams.

What I Wish I'd Known During My First Scrum Sprints

What I Wish I'd Known During My First Scrum Sprints

Experience has taught me a number of tricks for effective use of Scrum within a team, which I'll share here.

What Really Is Feedback in Agile?

What Really Is Feedback in Agile?

"Best practices" and "feedback" are interesting and important concepts in Agile, which I'll explore here.

Agile-Scrum Best Practices

Agile-Scrum Best Practices

Our team has experienced challenges during our forays into working with Scrum. So now we've compiled a list of best practices that have turned around our work and improved our success rates.

Scrum: The Power of Simplicity

Scrum: The Power of Simplicity

I recently talked with a friend who was discouraged after five months of failing to implement Scrum with his team. Our talk prompted me to list some basic but important points that adopters frequently ignore.

It Looks Easy, but It's Not

It Looks Easy, but It's Not

So you want to partner with an engineering services organization. What are the possible pitfalls you could come up against, and how do you avoid them?

Scrum with a Small Team and Multiple Projects

Scrum with a Small Team and Multiple Projects

Here is an explanation of how our small team handles multiple projects using Scrum.

Why Waterfall Was So Popular

Why Waterfall Was So Popular

Here is a look at why Waterfall was so popular in the early days of the software industry -- and how some of its effects still linger.

User Stories and Use Cases Combined

User Stories and Use Cases Combined

What are the purposes of user stories and use cases, and can they be combined?

Bringing Agility to a Distributed Agile Team

Bringing Agility to a Distributed Agile Team

We all know that distributed teams are a reality in today's business world -- and that they pose certain challenges. Here are some effective techniques for making distributed teams more Agile.

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