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Change Isn’t Free

Agile teams are told to “embrace change,” which is the subtitle to Kent Beck’s wonderful Extreme Programming Explained book. Although an agile team can embrace change, the stakeholders in an organization must understand that change is not always free. Most…

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Quality, Done Increment

Every Sprint in Scaled Professional Scrum requires a completed, ready to ship increment of functionality. The ubiquitous “definition of done” spells out the characteristics of such an increment. The end result should include software that has: Presence of valuable functionality for…

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Busting 6 Common Agile Myths

As agile has grown in popularity, so have the misconceptions about it. In a recent introduction to agile webinar we asked our audience which of these common myths they’d encountered — here’s what they said: Do any of these look familiar to…

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Scaling, the Nexus, and Scrumbling

I will be conducting a Nexus workshop in Boston on November 17-18, with Richard Hundhausen and Rob Maher, based on the Nexus Guide. Of interest to many, SDK, API architectures, and remediation Scrumbles, and DevOps. Many Scrum teams deliver a “done”, potentially shippable increment…

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