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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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Turning Stress Into an Advantage

Oct 31, 2019 | by Anthony Bopp, Senior Validation Engineer | Tags: Agile

As Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches, we are constantly on the lookout for signs of stress on our teams. It’s common to think of “stress” in negative terms, but in fact it’s not always a bad thing. Stress actually comes in two flavors, and one of them is essential to growth, happiness, and emotional well-being.

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Estimation Revisited (Part 2)

Oct 17, 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 this blog post, I more deeply explore Uncertainty, Complexity, and Stakeholder Questions.

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Estimation Revisited (Part 1)

Sep 26, 2019 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

In a previous blog post, I explored the challenge of wanting to be agile, but also wanting certainty. One place this shows up is in how we deal with estimation. In this blog post I take a deeper look at estimation and projections.

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