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Sep

15

2013

Agile isn’t for Projects Managers

A question came up recently on a forum asking “What does an Agile Project Manager do”.   One answer is  “nothing”, that an Agile PM is an oxymoron.   “The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility”  explains in some detail...

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Aug

14

2013

Evergreen Work

There is a concept in Agile of ‘evergreen’ work – work that the team owns and which should be picked up after committed stories have been completed. A characteristic of this work is that it tends not to be time-sensitive,...

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Jun

25

2013

“Jeopardy” Retrospective Game

Have the group write down just the answers to questions that they think up.  They do not reveal those questions, and the answer shouldn’t of course indicate the question directly. For each ‘answer’ ask the group to suggest what the...

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Jun

15

2013

Finish All Work Every Iteration

“After I’ve finished this story, I’ll pick up story #1354”.  Trouble is that #1354 is a 5-point story that will take two people two days to complete…and there are only two days left on the iteration. This is known in...

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