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Telling Executive Stories

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Delivery teams manage and deliver value supported by the tool user stories. These teams tell stories about who, what, why, and acceptability using standard form, “As a <persona>, I want <capability> so that <delivered value> occurs,” and behavior acceptance form, “Given < context>, when <action occurs>, then < consequence >.” These stories form the foundation […]

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Managing the Impossible with an Agile Budget

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The Agile Budget Release planning is without a doubt one of the most challenging responsibilities for agile teams… at least that’s what I’ve experienced both personally and while coaching enterprises through transformations. Most teams are working to deliver solutions where the question of “what will I get” at the end of a release can not […]

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Scaling Retrospectives

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The Plea Retrospectives are near and dear to my heart. I love facilitating them to this day and tend to try something new quite often. I have found it to be a fertile ground for learning facilitation techniques.  Today I will discuss scaling retrospectives. While the scaling discussion is receiving a great deal of press […]

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Product Vision Tools Part 1: The Product Vision Board

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Creating a Clear Product Vision Product vision is super important to the success of your product. I know, its just a simple statement, right? How much impact can it really have? More than you can imagine. A product vision gives us the direction and focus we need to deliver something, anything, that will ultimately solve […]

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Agile Release Planning Kick-Starts Agile Adoption

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Organizations just starting out in their Agile adoption are eager to begin seeing results. After proper Agile teams have been formed and trained in the basics of Agile, they are ready to begin practicing. But what is the first step in your Agile adoption, where should they start? Agile Release Planning is the answer. Agile […]

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