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Distributed Teams: Breaking Agile or Embracing Agile?

Jan 23, 2020 | by Anthony Bopp, Senior Validation Engineer | Tags: Agile

In the Age of the Internet, what is the value of distributed teams?

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Is Your Build-up Chart Misleading You?

Jan 09, 2020 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

In The Humble Build-Up Chart - Communicating with Stakeholders, I discussed how a build-up chart can be used to show progress and projections - to achieve communication with stakeholders. Today, I'd like to address a couple of ways in which a build-up chart can be misleading.

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Estimation Revisited (Part 3)

Dec 12, 2019 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

In Part 1 of Revisiting Estimations, I explored some challenges and underlying concepts relating to estimates and projections. In Part 2, I more deeply explored Uncertainty, Complexity, and Stakeholder Questions. In Part 3, I explore some guidance for leaders and managers…

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Underestimate the Working Agreement at Your Peril

Nov 21, 2019 | by Anthony Bopp, Senior Validation Engineer | Tags: Agile

The working agreement is perhaps the most important output of a self-organizing team. It defines how we operate as a well-functioning unit, and gives us permission to hold ourselves accountable to the pursuit of excellence.

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