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Principles of Lean Software Development

Eliminate Waste The three biggest wastes in software development are: Extra Features – We need a process that allows us to develop just those 20 percent of the features that give 80 percent of the value. Churn – If you have requirements… Continue Reading →

10 Tips for Writing Good User Stories

User stories are probably the most popular agile technique to capture product functionality: Working with user stories is easy. But writing good stories can be hard. The following ten tips help you create good stories: Start with the Users: As its name… Continue Reading →

Sprint

The Sprint is time-boxed to 30 consecutive calendar days. Aside from other factors, this is the amount of time required for a Team to build something of significant interest to the Product Owner and stakeholders and bring it to a state… Continue Reading →

Bringing Order from Chaos With Scrum

In software development organizations, chaos often results when a project’s complexity is greater than its managers’ ability to direct meaningful progress toward a goal. Progress might be made in fits and starts, but it is often indiscernible and unsatisfactory. Scrum cuts through… Continue Reading →

Scrum Flow

  A Scrum project starts with a vision of the system to be developed. The vision might be vague at first, perhaps stated in market terms rather than system terms, but it will become clearer as the project moves forward. The… Continue Reading →

Agile Basics

A successful Agile development process has the potential to transform a waterfall development organization from slow, mammoth releases to quick iterative release cycle. Once an organization has a firm grip on Agile basics, moving from a yearly release cycle to… Continue Reading →

What Does A ScrumMaster Do?

Why should the ScrumMaster and Project Manager roles be filled different people? Will a ScrumMaster for a team of 10 be a full time position or can a programmer fill this position if highly trained in agile planning? Behind those questions is the assumption that the… Continue Reading →

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