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One of the worst nightmares of a plant manager or a supermarket owner is the silence that accompanies a complete halt at the production line or at the checkouts. Complete halt means nothing progressing, which means no

Let’s talk about MVP

I have a confession to make: My name is Anat, and I was infected with the agile virus while I was a product owner.The first agile technique that made me look at the system differently was the

One of the first thing they tell us about stories, is that they should be valuable.  That’s what  the ‘V’ in INVEST stands for: Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INVEST_(mnemonic): V – Valuable – A user story must deliver value to the

Revising Estimation

Many teams feel the need to go over finished stories and update their story points in order to reflect the amount of effort needed to complete them. They general notion is that it’s a good idea to

Much has been written about the importance of working in short cycles, and the need to cut and slice your stories to small pieces that will fit inside of a single sprint. I’m not going to repeat

While i expect this to be rare and unfamiliar to most of my readers, in some organizations there are managers that sometimes complain about teams, specifically about their productivity and quality. As an external, i often do

Bugs as a Metric

We have a bug in our industry: We over glorify bugs. We love them so much, that we use them as a primary metric for quality. My take is that that is a bad idea. Bad, as

We all love them. Those hours of pure fun, creativity and innovation. Meetings. How come that we love them so much? Is it the coffee? Is it the the comfortable chairs and large tables? Is it the

“Look, it’s critical that we meet our deadline, and I know that we are already running behind. So please, we need you to push faster no matter the costs. And I don’t care if you need to

Writing tests for legacy code may seem risky, even daunting: will we break our code? Will we need to rewrite extensive parts of our code in order to test it? Not many know that by following fairly

The most frequent question I run into is “Being a scrum master requires so much,  how would I have time to also stay part of the team and develop?” or in other words “I am 50% scrum

When I was a child I had an operation on my shoulder. It was a scheduled operation, nothing urgent. And it left me with an ugly scar on my back. Today, it’s still very notable after all

All of the teams I have worked with had come to understand that the retrospective ceremony is a necessary tool when wishing to increase effectiveness. However, many are still struggling to yield valuable action items in these

Tony was a Scrum Master. He started measuring the development trends of his team. However, whenever he selected a metric, he got the impression that developers were manipulating the results to meet the targets he set. For

Following the meetup we wish to share tips for online retrospectives, including specific learning points from this meetup

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Leading Agile Team

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Coach Retreat

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Introduction To Agile

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Practical Kanban

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Practical Scrum

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Agile Engineering practices training and courses Agile Engineering practices training and courses 5 days Test Automation BootCamp – Java REGISTER NOW! One of the challenges of being a professional tester in an agile team is being able

Advanced Agile training and courses 1 day Advanced Agile Product Owner Ilan Kirshenbaum May 3rd, 2022 09:30 REGISTER NOW! Effort estimation & Value estimationDoes it seem that the team never understands what you mean? Having a hard

Several weeks ago, Josef (pseudonym), a dad from my son’s school contacted me and sent me a link to this article: “A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive”.After reading the article, I talked to Josef and

Back in 2013 I published the following post, but since I know, no one actually read these links I’ve chosen to quote that post in full. Sadly enough I still get that question way to often to my

Practical Software - Hey, PO, Push That Button!
Agile
Practical Software Team

Hey, PO, Push That Button!

One of the worst nightmares of a plant manager or a supermarket owner is the silence that accompanies a complete halt at the production line

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Practical Software - Let's talk about MVP
Agile
Practical Software Team

Let’s talk about MVP

I have a confession to make: My name is Anat, and I was infected with the agile virus while I was a product owner.The first

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Practical Software - Revising Estimation
Agile
Practical Software Team

Revising Estimation

Many teams feel the need to go over finished stories and update their story points in order to reflect the amount of effort needed to

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