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How to Make Your Retrospectives Fun

How to Make Your Retrospectives Fun

At a training session, I realized with a shock that I was not doing my team justice as a ScrumMaster -- our retrospectives were boring. Here are some ways we found to make them more interesting.

Peter Drucker: The Father of Agile

Peter Drucker: The Father of Agile

Peter Drucker is known as the father of modern management. Did he presage Agile in the 1950s?

The Two-Minute Wonder

The Two-Minute Wonder

We've all experienced the danger of the Daily Scrum devolving into a status meeting. Here's one way our team has found to prevent that from happening.

Tying Agile with DevOps to Function as One Team

Tying Agile with DevOps to Function as One Team

Agile and DevOps go hand in hand, but are there any specific considerations to ensure a successful collaboration between development and Agile operations?

Contracts Based on Story Points

Contracts Based on Story Points

Contracts have deep consequences for every enterprise's budget. When writing a contract, what units can we use that easily extrapolate to ROI?

The Thin Line Between Changing and Adapting and Scope Creep

The Thin Line Between Changing and Adapting and Scope Creep

What I have experienced is that there is a very thin line between changing requirements versus lack of proper definition of stories and acceptance criteria that can lead to scope creep, even in an Agile environment.

Adopt Scrum for Competitive Advantage

Adopt Scrum for Competitive Advantage

Everything is moving faster, so agility is needed now more than ever. In this article, I’ll dive into the best and most important reasons for implementing Scrum.

User Stories Versus Use Cases

User Stories Versus Use Cases

The difference between user stories and use cases can be challenging to understand and explain, especially if your team is making a transition from a Waterfall software development environment to Agile and Scrum.

No Silos, Please!

No Silos, Please!

Our formerly high-performing team had drifted into silos. Now the question was, how to break out again?

Being Agile in an Outsourcing Environment

Being Agile in an Outsourcing Environment

Having been in the outsourcing industry for several years, the most challenging issue I have encountered is formalizing service level agreements (SLAs) or key performance indicators (KPIs) as part of the contractual agreement for adopting Agile.

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