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Radical Thoughts

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Agile 2012 conference in Dallas, TX.  My experience there was very positive, with learning and great conversations. The biggest thrill for me was finally meeting in person many people whose work I admire.  (A full review of the event is a different post.) I did note something […]

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Work Stories, Not Tasks

Traditional or waterfall project management calls for definition of all tasks up front.  Each task has a “resource” (i.e. incorrect term for a person) assigned and an estimate for how long the task will take.  The task and the assignee are logical guesses that will likely come to pass, even if the task is less […]

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The Real “Elephant” in the Room

This phrase usually refers to something that is wrong or out of place that everyone knows about but no one wants to bring up.  Scrum and agile practices are very good at making these “elephants” so visible that it takes effort to ignore them.  But this is not what I want to discuss right now.  […]

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