Agile

Resources for implementing, managing and scaling agile methods in your organization.

  • VersionOne Overview

    VersionOne Overview

    End-to-end enterprise agile lifecycle management to enable teams at all levels—Enterprise, Portfolio, Program, Team—to strategize, develop, and deliver software faster.

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  • ScrumMaster: Servant Leader or Secretary?

    ScrumMaster: Servant Leader or Secretary?

    In Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses, many Scrum myths are busted. One such myth is that the ScrumMaster is somehow an administrative assistant to a development team, to a product owner or to an...

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  • 10 Agile Books You Should Read This Summer

    10 Agile Books You Should Read This Summer

    It’s all too easy to take it a little bit easier during the summer, so we created a list of agile books to keep you on your toes. Whether you read them at the beach on vacation or the back porch...

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  • Why Agile Won’t Make You More Productive

    Why Agile Won’t Make You More Productive

    According to the 9th annual State of Agile™ survey, more organizations are adopting agile in order to improve productivity: “Consistent with last year, most respondents adopted agile practices to...

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  • What DONE Looks Like in DevOps

    What DONE Looks Like in DevOps

    Have you ever wondered about the meaning of DONE in DevOps? If you’re including DevOps in the definition of DONE, what are the agile changes that need to occur? Fortunately, after working with...

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  • 10 Benefits of Agile You Definitely Don’t Want to Miss Out On

    10 Benefits of Agile You Definitely Don’t Want to Miss Out On

    Are you sure you’re receiving the most benefits of agile possible? Do you know the top ten benefits of agile? Read this article to learn what nearly 4,000 of your agile peers said were the...

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  • The Critical Aspect of DevOps You’re Overlooking

    The Critical Aspect of DevOps You’re Overlooking

    DevOps tends to be viewed through a technical lens, but the people aspect is what will dictate your success or failure. So, how are the people challenges of DevOps more important than the...

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  • Product Backlog is DEEP; INVEST Wisely and DIVE Carefully

    Product Backlog is DEEP; INVEST Wisely and DIVE Carefully

    A product backlog stores, organizes and manages all work items that you plan to work on in the future. While providing agile training, consulting and coaching engagements at VersionOne, our...

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  • Is DevOps a People Problem AND a Technical Problem?

    Is DevOps a People Problem AND a Technical Problem?

    Over the past few years, I’ve become more familiar with the works of Jerry Weinberg.  One of his best is a book called Secrets of Consulting, which I highly recommend to all those who give advice...

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  • Enforced Workflow is inherently NOT Agile

    Enforced Workflow is inherently NOT Agile

    One of the ironies of being a technologist in the Agile world is that while we love our tools and toys, we also know that some things should be done by hand.  One of my jobs as a consultant at...

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  • Time to Celebrate with Great Reviews!

    Time to Celebrate with Great Reviews!

    Someone recently asked me what one thing would make any company’s Agile transformation and adoption more successful? Almost before the question left their lips, I shot back – “great reviews,...

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  • The Impact of Agile and Lean Startup on Project Portfolio Management

    The Impact of Agile and Lean Startup on Project Portfolio Management

    With the large number of organizations now adopting agile methods, the existing body of literature has paid significant attention to the function of project management, business analysis, and more...

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  • With Me It’s All or Nuthin’

    With Me It’s All or Nuthin’

    Forgive me for bringing up show tunes.  I love the old musicals. One of the true classics of American theater is the show Oklahoma.  I got to thinking about this in a very roundabout way the other...

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  • New ScrumMaster Tips

    New ScrumMaster Tips

    I recently completed a blog on PMs transitioning to a ScrumMaster role.  I was inspired to put together a quick blog post for new ScrumMasters after reading a question that was posted to social...

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  • So you’re going to be a ScrumMaster?

    So you’re going to be a ScrumMaster?

    “Well I am a PM now but they are making me a Scrum Master.” I have heard that statement countless times. Some PMs are happy about the new challenge, some aren’t and some just want to keep making...

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  • It Isn’t Agile; It Is Life!

    It Isn’t Agile; It Is Life!

    One of the things I like to start with when introducing agile development is the quick application of agile development to life. I ask the question: “Did you plan today six months ago? Did you...

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  • Why I Love Scrum

    Why I Love Scrum

    Gonna keep this short and sweet… I’ve been practicing Scrum for about 7 years now. And in my experience, it just flat out works. It’s simple, fun, and it brings people together, which is something...

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  • The Agile Coach on Focus

    The Agile Coach on Focus

    To me, nothing is more frustrating than context switching (i.e. multi-tasking). It takes away from our ability to focus. As a result we’re far less productive. We often produce more bugs, and are...

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  • What’s So Special About Agile?

    What’s So Special About Agile?

    Admit it.  You enjoy telling people that you’re an Agile “practitioner”, “coach”, or “evangelist”. It’s OK – I do too. I also enjoy reading a well-researched article in, say, the Harvard Business...

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  • The Agile Coach on Production Support

    The Agile Coach on Production Support

    One of the biggest struggles I’ve seen in organizations adopting Agile is in the area of Production Support. Every organization that has a product to support has to manage this. It’s a critical...

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