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Agile

Scrum vs Kanban: 5 Differences Between Sprints and Flow

If you're part of a Scrum team, chances are you've heard something about another Agile approach called "Kanban."


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Agile

Sprint Velocity: The Agile Metric People Love to Hate

A jet’s cockpit is packed with instruments and gauges that give pilots the information they need to fly an aircraft safely and effectively. The artifi...


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Agile

Improve any Meeting with Agile Thinking

Take the principles of the Agile Manifesto. Apply those ideas to any team gathering, and, voila, you may have an agile meeting – one that's more effec...


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Agile

Sprint Backlog Essentials: What You Need to Know

The word “backlog” can cause all kinds of confusion. An uninitiated boss, for example, overhearing their agile development team speak of their “large ...


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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 Master vs Product Owner: Differences and Similarities

What’s the difference between a Scrum Master vs Product Owner?


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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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Agile Meetings

The 4 Agile Meeting Types Marketing Teams Need

Agile is becoming more and more popular with marketers every year. But understanding how agile meeting types designed for software development can be ...


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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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