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Daily Stand Up: The Art of Standing Up and Talking

Daily Stand Up: The Art of Standing Up and Talking

What is the Daily Stand Up? Daily Stand Up: The Art of Standing Up and Talking This is a daily meeting (usually in the morning), which allows the team to remain updated on progress and identify roadblocks. The daily stand up should not take more than 15 minutes, and each person should have no more […]

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Improve Team Communication and Collaboration

Improve Team Communication and Collaboration

Team Communication and Collaboration How Can you Make your Team Communication and Collaboration More Efficient? For me, team communication and collaboration are key. These are the things that make teams efficient and great. For a Software Development team; who need to concentrate on their tasks, there are many tools that can help promote collaboration and […]

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Product Manage Your Daily Life

Product Manage Your Daily Life

Not only do I practice Agile/Scrum in projects, I also adapted it in my work tasks and personal like. I product manage my daily life. For this I strongly recommend Trello: www.trello.com Its an online tool, that allows you to create kanban boards for anything. They are ‘clean slates’, fully customizable and super easy to use. […]

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Why do you do what you do? Start with why. Simon Sinek This will be my first post on team management and motivation. Its really something that interests me (and something I find myself quite good at). The golden circle or Why do you do what you do? – Simon Sinek First I would like […]

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Make Agile Daily Stand Up More Efficient

Make Agile Daily Stand Up More Efficient

Use the Car Park Daily Stand Up and Agile Meetings I want to share a cool technique I picked up a while ago. It’s a good technique to use if your daily stand up or other agile meetings go off track . Car Parking Technique This is a simple way of making sure that any […]

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Estimating in Agile: Experimentation is Key

Estimating in Agile: Experimentation is Key

Estimating in agile can be really tough, everyone in software development knows; borderline impossible for most. Currently, there are so many methods of estimation and no one method can work for any team or project. Styles include: Story Point Estimating : Measure the complexity of a user story based on comparison. This method often uses the […]

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Agile Myths and Misconceptions

Agile Myths and Misconceptions

There are many Agile myths and misconceptions, in my opinion most people forget that its a ‘framework’, a model to be tailored to your needs. If you take an Agile guidebook, and try to apply it ‘by the book’, it’s probably not going to fit your company or needs 100%. Below are some of the […]

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Agile Testing: Don’t Sacrifice It

Agile Testing: Don’t Sacrifice It

Agile Testing – Don’t sacrifice testing Agile testing ; I will repeat the title of my post. Don’t sacrifice testing your product! Testing is an important factor in Agile, upholding the principle ‘Never compromise on quality‘. When on a project and the deadline is looming , there is usually only one place to cut resource. The final step […]

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