Step by Step handbook for Agile Development. Part 3, Pre-Grooming and Grooming.

Pre-grooming Frequency: As many times as needed, iterative process Mandatory –  release leads, UI/UX, program and product owners (story writer) As needed- QA leads, Stream leads and developers as SMEs Optional –  head of development, head of product Participants: Mandatory

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Utilizing Your Best Tools Most Effectively

Agile is centered on the productivity of the development team.  This is because it is the development team that is ultimately responsible for the delivery of the product.  No matter how well the story is written, or how brilliantly created

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Step by Step handbook for Agile Development. Part 2, the Steps in the Process.

I want to caveat this entry with the statement that this is my version of the Agile process, in general it adheres to what I think of as the core values of pure Agile with SCRUM but over the years

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Agile and the Three Rules of Leadership

Early in my career I was taught the three rules of leadership by someone I respected very much. I won’t tell you who because it does not really matter.  And I can tell you I am fairly sure they are

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Step by Step handbook for Agile Development. Part 1, the Introduction.

So this is the first in a multi-part entry where I am going to talk about what I think is the ideal approach to the Agile SDLC for  use in the a large corporation.  This is particularly important for me

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Minimum Viable Product vs. Minimum Marketable Product

Why is this a relevant topic for a blog about Agile software development?  Because it’s an argument you are going to have to have with you product owners sooner or later we might as well talk about it now.  A

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Nukes versus Fireworks. The art of releasing often.

One of the great things about Agile is that it enables you to release code into production often, the more often the better.  At the extreme edge is continuous deployment and we will cover that in another post later on. 

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