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For Programs, Short Is Beautiful

Johanna Rothman describes that for programs, since you have many teams, you want shorter iterations and small stories in order to make sure you have as many interconnection points with the rest of the feature teams as possible.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Agile 2012: Diana Larsen and James Shore—Agile Fluency

Diana Larsen and James Shore talk about their recently released agile fluency model. This model looks at team and organizational agile adoption, and provides a framework for looking at where you are and where you want to be.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
Agile 2011: Arlo Belshee—Extreme Programming, Agile Engineering, Big Data, and Other Disruptive Behaviors

Arlo Belshee talks about his work with big data and his penchant for starting with XP as the initial set of agile practices for teams to allow tight feedback and real agility.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
ADP West 2012 - Sanjiv Augustine - Sensei a retrospective tool for continuous improvement

Bob Payne speaks with Sanjiv Augustine, principal at LitheSpeed about the new tool, Sensei.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
Management Myth #7: I Am too Valuable to Take a Vacation

There's a common myth among managers—that they are the only drivers and decision makers for their teams and, therefore, can't take time off. In reality, regardless of the team or workgroup you manage, your team makes decisions without you all the time.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Visualizing All the Work in Your Project Portfolio

Regarding project portfolios, it can be a big problem for clients to see all the work. Some clients have multiple kinds of projects, so they want to show their work in a variety of ways. Johanna Rothman describes some helpful ways to display the work being done.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
How Much Will This Project Cost - Agile 2012 Conference

Johanna Rothman writes that it doesn’t seem to matter what life cycle your project has, someone wants you to predict the cost. Although people want to know the cost so they can use cost to predict the project portfolio, you want to use value for the project portfolio.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Do You Need to Write Test Cases?

Writing test cases can be a time-consuming activity, and approaches vary from comprehensive test plans to more casual and exploratory cases. What factors should influence your approach? We take a look at a couple of these factors to help you guide your project and team to success.

Vu Lam's picture Vu Lam
Anger Management

Have you ever felt like screaming at a customer, clobbering your manager, or trashing a teammate’s favorite digital device? Occasional anger is normal, but frequent anger can be harmful.

Naomi Karten's picture Naomi Karten
Overcome Marketing Analysis Paralysis: Three Steps to Agile Marketing

If you’re not actively marketing all the time, you’re letting the parade pass you by. To take advantage of ever-present, ever-changing opportunities, your team can use agile techniques to help with marketing.

Jascha Kaykas-Wolff's picture Jascha Kaykas-Wolff


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