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Splitting Backlog Items Part 1: When

Splitting Backlog Items Part 1: When 3 Feb 2016 Johan Tré Agile & ScrumLean & KanbanLess is MoreSoftware Craftsmanship Frequently we see that splitting backlog items happens at the wrong time.  This post focuses on the very reasons why time matters, and what dysfunctions if this aspect are forgotten.  Read more by Johan Via Co-Learning.be Read the full article here.

Why Sprint n-1 Analysis is a BAD idea…

Why Sprint n-1 Analysis is a BAD idea… 27 Jan 2016 Johan Tré Agile & ScrumLean & KanbanLess is More (commonly known as the Scrummerfall anti-pattern) Consider the following familiar situation The team has taken a story in the sprint, and during the sprint, shit hits the fan. They rework, rework again several times to get it to done. Then the “we-could-have-avoided-this” feeling enters the minds of the team…  In the Retro the conclusion is clear:   We could have avoided this!! We had to analyse this better! We need analysis upfront! Retro
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Stop Managing Dependencies!

Stop Managing Dependencies! 19 Jan 2016 Jurgen De Smet Agile & ScrumLeadership & ManagementLean & KanbanLess is MoreSoftware Craftsmanship Dependencies in Software Development have been an issue since decades and lots of practices have been build to “manage” them, creating an environment that becomes more complicated with longer time-to-market times as dependencies grow (or the product/solution grows). This is creating an illusion and no dependency management is alwys the only answer! Coordination to remove dependencies is usually a more sustainable outcome with less management. Read more by jurgendesmet
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Being agile in my free time

Being agile in my free time 15 Jan 2016 Jeremy Naus Agile & ScrumLean & Kanban One of my biggest hobbies is participating in Live Action Roleplay events, larp in short. For years I’ve also been organising such events for a couple of non-profit organisations. Last year I finally took the plunge and used some agile techniques for running of the event. It should not really have surprised me that this was successfull, but still it did. Read more by jeremy Via Co-Learning.be Read the full article here.