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The release planning four letter word….

WHEN? One of the most difficult answers to provide to someone at the outset of a project is when a project will be completed.  First, the very definition of the term "completed" leaves a lot to be desired.  Our basic Agile principles tell us that the project scope and delivery is directly tied to the direction and vision the customer or Product Owner has.  If a Product Owner would rather spend

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What is the true value of Scrum?

Regarding the degree to which a project may succeed or fail, I often question what role the choice of implementing Scrum has on the final outcome.  Made even more disturbing is a trend to accept the accolades for Scrum that shows massive gains in productivity, while also claiming that failed projects implementing Scrum are not following the core concepts and principles properly.  In reality, I b

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Backlog Analyzer Screenshots

The following screenshots show the current functionality of the Agile Backlog Estimator tool. Included is a view of the statistics tab, which dynamically builds probability density and cumulative graphs based on the results of the Monte Carlo simulation. If you want to try out the tool, simply download the sample file, select it from your computer and click upload.

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