Agility test: speed vs velocity

A while ago I posted the translation for a quick verification of whether your work environment uses an Agile mindset. Here is another quick test, this time focusing on Scrum but referring to two tools that aren't directly part of the Scrum framework: velocity and sizing. The gist of it…

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Is Project Management overlooked during Agile transition?

I've found this question in the Agile And Lean Software Developmenet group on LinkedIn. In fact, for transparency, let me quote the entire question: Have you ever found that project management of commissioned >projects - as opposed to product releases - is overlooked when an organisation is transitioning to Agile?…

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Agile Scrum tools

Let's face it When it comes to Agile Scrum, the most flexible tool one can have is a whiteboard, magnetic pins, colored markers and post-it notes of various sizes. A whiteboard is always there, progress can be seen at a glance and burndown charts can easily be built by counting…

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Agile Scrum - Time And Story Points

Let me start by saying that this won't be a time vs story points debate. In my book, all is good if you use one (not both). If you feel that one of these units of measure work for you and help you track progress accurately resulting in meeting deadlines,…

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