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Identifying and Improving Bad User Stories

A written user story is a very short narrative—a sentence or two—describing some small piece of functionality that has business value. User stories are intended to foster collaboration and communication, but writing these short narratives poorly can negate agile’s flexibility. Charles Suscheck and Andrew Fuqua explain some common failure patterns that will help you focus on the right role, value, and business functionality when writing stories.

Top Twelve Myths of Agile Development

When it comes to agile development, Allan Kelly has noticed a lot of misinformation is being passed off as fact. In this article, Allan takes a closer look at twelve of the most common agile myths he has encountered while training new agile teams.

Allan Kelly's picture Allan Kelly
Book Review: The Human Side of Agile

Being agile is difficult. Not only are there technical and organizational challenges, but the very nature of the way agile methods work brings the assumptions, context, and fears of team members to the foreground. These people issues are explored in Gil Broza’s book, The Human Side of Agile.

Steve Berczuk's picture Steve Berczuk
A Product Owner’s First Glimpse of Agile

Kent McDonald introduces us to Arthur, a middle manager and product owner in a medium-sized insurance company who has been assigned to take on an agile project. For those unfamiliar with agile, the terminology and techniques of agile approaches can seem strange and often a little silly when not accompanied with an explanation as to why those techniques exist. Kent explains the challenges product owners like Arthur face and how to make product owners understand agile better.

Kent McDonald's picture Kent McDonald
Agile 2012 - Bob Martin - Clean Coders and Clean Code
Podcast

Bob Martin and Bob Payne site down for a discussion about the importance of clean code on any project. Bob Martin is responsible for the CleanCoders.com video series, and in this podcast, the two Bobs get together to discuss the evolution of clean code's role in software development.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
ADP West 2012 - Jonathan Chashper - Product Management Consultant
Podcast

In this podcast, Bob Payne speaks with Jonathan Chashper about a variety of topics in the world of product management consulting. Jonathan brings a wealth of knowledge to companies of all sizes, in hopes of boosting revenues on any project.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
Six Steps for Implementing Agile across the Organization

After facing difficulties attempting to transform a group of twelve skilled people into a self-organized agile team, Ove Holmberg learned some valuable lessons on what it takes to implement agile within an organization. In this article, Ove presents six steps for a successful agile implementation.

Ove Holmberg's picture Ove Holmberg
How to Rule a Self-Organizing Team

Matthias Bohlen shares with us the importance of self organization. As a manager, you must set time or organizational boundaries that serve a purpose and let team members do what they think is appropriate and necessary within those boundaries.

Matthias Bohlen's picture Matthias Bohlen
Agile ALM for Delivering Customer Value: Getting Started

In this first part of a two-part series, Mario Moreira writes that a reasonable application lifecycle management (ALM) product will have a common user interface for utilizing the ALM functionality. It will also include a meta-model and process engine to parse and share information across and amongst the various functions within the ALM framework. These technical needs must be accompanied by a strong business case for delivering higher customer value and new approaches for seamless integration.

Mario  Moreira's picture Mario Moreira
Agile 2012 - Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman - Discover to Deliver
Podcast

In this podcast, Bob Payne speaks with Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman about their new book, Discover to Deliver. Using lean startup and agile delivery, Mary and Ellen give a compelling strategy for building products the right way and with high quality.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne

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