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Agile

The 10 Most Helpful Agile Metrics According to Experts

Cumulative Flow Diagram. Work In Progress. Quality Intelligence. Planned-to-done-ratio. Velocity. Flow Debt. Work Item Age. Burndown chart. Burnup cha...


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Agile

Scrum Roles and Responsibilities Explained

Scrum is a powerful framework that helps teams deliver value to customers quickly and frequently. But without understanding the roles and responsibili...


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Agile

How to make your Agile implementation a success

Traditional organizations and managers follow a command-and-control approach. Power and direction trickle from the top down, as "big leaders appoint l...


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Backlog Refinement

Story Points: The Simple Explanation You've Been Looking For

Before the introduction of money, exchanging goods could be challenging. How many chickens should I give you for a cow? What if I want your cow, but y...


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Backlog Refinement

Fibonacci Agile Estimation: What Is It and Why Does it Work?

The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers. They grow exponentially because each number is the sum of the previous two numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 1...


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Agile

Daily Scrum: Four Simple Steps for Better Standups

In the years since they became a common habit, Daily Scrums have transformed from quick team huddles into long-winded status updates for management. I...


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Agile

The 9 Most Confusing Pairs of Scrum Terms Explained

We asked Reddit which Scrum terms teams misunderstand the most.


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Agile

Why Agile is Loved, Loathed, and Lasting

To Agile or not to Agile? Throw the question out to programmers, consultants, or even Google, and you'll get love letters or tirades, with little in b...


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Agile

The 5 Scrum Ceremonies Explained for Remote Teams

Scrum is one of the most popular agile frameworks for product development. In fact, 68% of teams self-identifying as agile say they practice some form...


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Meetings

Scrum Masters: Make These 11 Changes for More Productive Meetings

Remote meetings can easily wind up being unproductive. It might be hard to get the team talking or set a positive mood for your meeting. You might str...


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