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SEP
2010

Estimating & Planning for Agile Teams – Oct 2nd

Having trouble communicating deadlines to stakeholders?  Unable to get a commitment from the Team on when work will actually be delivered?  Having trouble managing dependencies?  Agile processes, like Scrum and Extreme Programming, rely on lightweight techniques to progressive...
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APR
2010

Best Links of the Week – Mar 27th 2010

More good links to share with others. Ouija Board Estimation\Seance Sizing – a new method for estimation that relies on team, not the undead. Is the Agile Community Being Unreasonable? – InfoQ takes a look at the friction between the PMBOK and Agile principles....
09
FEB
2010

Best Links of the Week – Feb 9th 2010

Excellent links for everyone to share. Pollyanna Pixton on Agile Leadership – a 30-minute video talking about the factors corporate leaders can influence which support Agile teams. How I Learned to Program Manage an Agile Team After 6 Years of Waterfall – Sara Ford...
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JAN
2010

Best Links of the Week – Jan 19 2010

Continuing with links to the best of the blogs since last week. Three things I wish I knew before jumping – PMP and Certified ScrumMaster, Pat Guariglia, shares some lessons learned after his first Scrum pilot project in 2007. Mike Cottmeyer on the Agile PMP – InfoQ...
04
JAN
2010

Speaking @ Fullerton Code Camp – Jan 30 & 31

If you are looking to see me speak in person, be sure to come to the Fullerton Code Camp.  I will have three presentations on Agile. Experiencing Agile Through Games: Are you bored at work? Is your Agile team devoid of fun? It could be that you are following the mechanics of your...
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AUG
2009

Agile 2009: Advances in Release Planning

Stopped by to see Jim Highsmith’s session to pick up a few good ideas.  Not surprisingly, there was a good deal of focus on release planning, some focus on value and discussing features along a continuum.  In many traditionally managed products, there is an emphasis on the...
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AUG
2009

Planning Poker

Yesterday, I had lunch with an former co-worker and she could not remember the estimating technique I showed her group last year.  I promised her I would add a link to Planning Poker on my website so she could find in the future. Mike Cohn first wrote about Planning Poker in his...
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JUN
2009

Focus on Adding Value, Not Features

I had an interesting conversation today with one of the software testers in China who was having difficulty understanding some planning concepts in Scrum.  She wanted to know if a Scrum team finished all their work early in a Sprint, would it be OK for the Team to take some...
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