Archive of 2011 September

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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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It’s all about the people…

When focusing on process improvement techniques, ALM tools, technical innovations and research, sometimes we lose sight of what really is the basis for a high functioning team. THE PEOPLE! Finding ways to engage your team members on a personal level is absolutely a building block of high functioning team DNA.  I have taken steps in the past to bring teams together.  This isn't only based

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