An Agility Test

Not too long ago I discovered this blog post by former colleague Cornel Fatulescu (Pentalog). Consequent to his firm belief in Agile values (one that I share), he published a set of questions that can serve as a good guideline for assessing a team's Agile inclinations. These questions (straightforward in…

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Scrum: Definition of Ready, of Done, Acceptance Criteria

I know that there are as many definitions for the concepts of Definition of Ready, Definition of Done and Acceptance Criteria as there are Scrum Masters. In many cases, the concepts overlap or are included in one another. Here I will briefly describe how I prefer to use them: Definition…

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Does Agile Scrum need a Project Manager?

I was just talking earlier about Agile Scrum rejecting the command-and-control paradigm in a favor of a more flat collaborative paradigm based on enabling. Later on I had this article brought to my attention. This article succeeds at sounding like a cry of a now-obsolte way of looking at projects.…

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