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VersionOne overhauls their Agile PM tool’s UI

VersionOne overhauls their Agile PM tool’s UI

VersionOne, one of the juggernauts on the Agile tool industry, is prepping to launch a total overhaul of their user interface. And judging by the teaser images, it looks like a big leap in the right direction.   Last year we at Amcom Technology had evaluated a number of Agile tools, including V1. Our thoughts at the time were that it was incredibly feature laden which would suit a very mature agile shop, and our team was relatively...

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Blessing your CSM

Blessing your CSM

Earlier this year (Jan 2011) there was a lot of hoopla over an article by Scott Ambler on Dr. Dobbs Journal asking Certified ScrumMaster’s to denounce their CSM. Scott writes: My hope is that all Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs) will denounce the CSM designation if they haven’t done so already. You attended a workshop; it’s nothing to brag about. Also, if you work for an organization that still wants their agile staff to have the CSM...

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Prioritizing with an Agile BBQ

Prioritizing with an Agile BBQ

Our company HR/Finance Exec had heard about the Agile transformation we’re currently undergoing, and tomorrow we’re doing a company BBQ – so jokingly she asked:   Does agile mean we will release the food as it is cooked? So I thought I’d take a lighthearted stab at explaining the Agile/Scrum approach if it were to be applied to a BBQ. To keep it digestible to someone who is unfamiliar with s/w development I...

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Agile – estimating size not effort

Agile – estimating size not effort

Story Points – A simple numbering scheme used to weigh the relative size of one feature vs. another, and not to be used as an estimate. Story points are the metric you use for determining the teams capacity as the project proceeds. Being agile – estimating size, not effort One of the problems with the traditional waterfall method is that it’s predicated on the notion that it’s possible with enough planning and...

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Are you ready for Agile?

Yes, you’re ready for Agile. The questions are as follows: How much agility are you ready for today? How much can you add tomorrow? How can you continuously adapt to our ever-changing business climate? Quote from Becoming Agile in an imperfect world....

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