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Scrum Sprints – Give the Dev Team a Week

Dev Sprint Week

Fitting Scrum Sprints into a Year Sprints in Scrum are often two weeks, its a nice period. Working in a business, we all know that executives like to set goals and measure performance per quarter. During roadmap or project planning, you might get asked how many sprints have we completed in a quarter? This obviously […]

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Blockers Don’t Exist in Agile

Blockers Don't Exist

Blockers Don’t Exist in Agile! But not in the way you are thinking. Terminology is very important, not just in our professional capacity, but also in life. Words have connotations, especially something so drastic as a ‘Blocker’. Think about it though, does everything on a project stop when someone mentions a ‘blocker’? Not really, what […]

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User Stories – One Story To Rule Them All

One User Story

One User Story, Multiple Roles When creating users stories, you might find on occasion they can become quite complicated, especially when you are dealing with multiple use cases; for example back office admins, customer functionality, different clients. Lets take a very basic example “As a premium customer, I want to be able to access the […]

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Daily Scrum, But Do I Have To?

Scrum Everyday

The Daily Scrum This will be the first in a series of ‘mini-blog’ posts, small bite sized content with hopefully small nuggets of knowledge, inspiration or motivation. Its a question that gets asked a lot… “Do we have to do it today?”, “Can we skip today?”, “Why is it everyday?”, especially for teams new to […]

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What Is DevOps, And What’s All The Fuss?

Dev Ops

DevOps Movement What is DevOps? DevOps is a relatively new term in the Agile world, its often not understood correctly or misinterpreted, hopefully this post can help you understand the fundamentals of this concept. Is it a culture? Is it a job title? Is it a way of organising a team? Is it a way of thinking? […]

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Mob Programming – What is it?

Mob Programming

Mob Programming What is it? As mobprgramming.org states:   “All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same place and at the same computer”   And as the name suggests, Mob Programming is an approach in software development where the whole team works on the same thing. This is similar to pair-programming […]

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How to Scale Scrum Teams

Scaling Scrum Teams

How do you scale scrum teams? Growing Teams I would say that there is a tipping point in every organization; that point where your product or company starts to get some traction and demand rapidly starts to increase. There is a point where you need to seriously start to consider about scaling your team structure. […]

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