Posts Tagged ‘Agile’

Feature Estimation: Using Ideal Weeks

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Recently, a client asked me what an ideal feature-estimation-week would look like. It was a fairly straightforward question, but I knew she was setting a trap.  We had been training on and using ideal weeks for six months already, so this caught me off guard. It took me a little bit to wrap my head […]

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Getting Hired in Agile

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It’s no secret that Agile is becoming more and more mainstream. Some might even say that it’s crossed the chasm and is considered to be the preferred method of software development. As a viable option for organizing work outside of the IT world, the industry is seeing new applications for Agile every day in a […]

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User Stories Don’t Work for our Team

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Here’s one I hear all too often (paraphrased): “Our team doesn’t support customer-facing application software. We support a set of internally-consumed APIs for our SOA environment. Therefore, we can’t use User Stories. The User Story is one way of describing a piece of work to be done. The canonical form “As a something I want […]

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Agile Day Atlanta 2017

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Agile Day Atlanta is a collaborative effort between three local companies VersionOne, LeadingAgile and CareerBuilder. This is a not-for-profit, community-driven conference guaranteed to provide the highest value learning experience for Agilists at all levels of maturity. Any excess funds from conference registration fees will be donated to a local charity. This year’s theme is “Takin’ […]

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Works on my Machine

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One of the most insidious obstacles to continuous delivery (and to continuous flow in software delivery generally) is the works-on-my-machine phenomenon. Anyone who has worked on a software development team or an infrastructure support team has experienced it. Anyone who works with such teams has heard the phrase spoken during (attempted) demos. The issue is so common there’s even […]

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