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Is Your Project Truly Agile?

Agile and Waterfall. Agile is the topic of many blogs just like this. People will tell you horror stories about their experiences with Agile. People spend hours at a time researching and debating about which is the better development method. Some people say waterfall development is a thing of the past. …

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PM Podcast – How to Write Excellent User Stories

Recently, I was able to speak at the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. During the conference I participated in an interview for a PM Podcast; it was recently published. Here is the introduction to the podcast, with a link to the podcast at the end. I …

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ATX Wave of Transformation

Seilevel recently held an event in Austin focusing on driving transformation in organizations.  It was a terrific event; anyone who follows me or Seilevel on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook saw various pictures and comments from the event as it was happening.  I know I learned a lot! We did livestream …

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Regression Testing in an Agile Environment

Developing complex software for enterprises using Agile development methodologies has presented some unique challenges, especially in the area of regression testing. This is particularly true in the Financial Services sector where extremely thorough and extensive regression is required and, in many cases, dictated by Compliance and Regulatory needs. For legacy …

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Business Readiness for Agile

I’ve worked with a customer recently who was exploring the possibility of making the transition to agile. While they have decided at this time not to make the attempt, one of the primary reasons they gave was they felt that the business wasn’t ready to make such a change. That got …

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Sprint 0 Playbook for Agile Product Owners: Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the 10-day playbook series for Product Owners in Sprint 0. Please read days 1 and 2 if you haven’t already (which focus on business problems, objectives, stakeholder identification and personas). Today, we will start drafting high-level future state models and eliciting the epics and features …

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