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Seeding the Agile Product Owner in the Enterprise

In this final installment of a three-part series on product owners in the agile enterprise, Dean Leffingwell provides several case study "vignettes", which illustrate how specific agile enterprises found the right people necessary to fill this role, along with some of the unique challenges they faced and the solutions they applied.

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How Scrum Increases Productivity

Scrum has become the most popular exponent of agile software development frameworks. Organizations-and those developing software, in particular-are drawn to Scrum for many reasons. They include its capacity to mitigate risk, facilitate frequent communication, reduce cycle time and cost, and deliver the right products to customers. From a managerial standpoint, Scrum's most appealing attribute is its ability to boost productivity through autonomous, hyper-performing teams.

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Agile Development Infrastructure—on Premises or in the Cloud?

How do companies face the challenge of setting up their infrastructure when they've just started agile development? One option is to move your infrastructure to the cloud. In this article, we help you decide what's the best fit for your team and project by addressing this issue head on.

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The GDM-Agile Paradox: Tips to Tap into the Capabilities of Agile in the Global Delivery Model

Agile is a development strategy that we have worked with for a number of years now. Lately, we've been getting a lot of questions from clients along the lines of: "I've got a project, I want to globally source it, can I use Agile Development?"

Well, that depends.

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The three parts of a healthy development cycle Ending Right

Jeff Patton has been building software using the agile approach for a while now. His observations of how others are implementing agile development fall short of complete, but he has noticed is that the adoption breaks down during the evaluation phase. In this column, Jeff goes through the agile development process and offers guidance on the correct way of conducting an agile evaluation during this phase in the software development lifecycle.

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Collaborative Leadership: A Secret to Agile Success

Whether you are a senior manager, product owner, customer, ScrumMaster, or an individual contributor, Pollyanna Pixton's collaborative principles will empower you and everyone on your team to become better leaders and deliver the business value that stakeholders deserve.

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Tips and Advice - Time Boxes

This podcast features another great Agile Toolkit discussion had by Bob and George as the two delve into the importance of time boxing when dealing with an agile development project. We invite you to join them learn more about this concept.

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Deep Agile Conference 2009 - Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, James Grenning

Bob interviews Nancy Van Schooenderwoert and James Grenning about Deep Agile Conference 2009.

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Are You a Good Listener?

Some people freely admit that they're not good listeners. But many who claim to be good listeners aren't. That's because they fall short in a critical aspect of listening. In this week's column, Naomi Karten offers ideas and examples that will help you be-and be perceived as-a good listener.

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Tips and Advice - Self Organizing Teams

Bob interviews George Dinwiddie about self-organizing teams.

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