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Why Timeboxing Sucks For Your New Agile Teams

Why Timeboxing Sucks For Your New Agile Teams | Innovatus | Scoop.it
New agile teams may not care for timeboxing at all. The time box is not the problem, but rather timeboxing exposes problems that need solving.
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Do What Works... Even If It's Not Agile. -

Do What Works... Even If It's Not Agile. - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
I think I’ve come to the conclusion that ‘agile’ as we know it isn’t the best starting place for everyone that wants to adopt agile. Some folks, sure… everyone, probably not. For many companies something closer to a ‘team-based, iterative and incremental delivery approach, using some agile tools and techniques, wrapped within a highly-governed Lean/Kanban …
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Inspect... & Adapt

Continuously Improve

People come first

Foster trust and openness 

Walk the talk, live by the principles and you will get there

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Fear is Waterfall

Fear is Waterfall | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The big selling point of Agile is the fast return on investment it promises. But what excites me most about Agile is its emphasis on people - agility done well injects humanity back into activities...
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It’s About Finishing, Not About Starting -

It’s About Finishing, Not About Starting - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Don’t short-change the value that good sprint planning affords. Yes, it takes time. Yes, it can seem tedious. But good sprint planning pays dividends.
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How Many Stories Per Sprint? Rules of Thumb -

How Many Stories Per Sprint? Rules of Thumb - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Expert guidance for how many stories per sprint you should have and how big is too big for a user story.
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I would probably summarise this as: "as many as the team can develop AND test so in the end they deliver a potentially shippable piece of work".

However... there are interesting perspectives to consider in the article.

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Should You Share Details from the Retrospective?

Should You Share Details from the Retrospective? | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Scrum teams should have the courage to be transparent about improvements; but sometimes, there is more to be gained by keeping a retrospective item private.
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The Product Owner (PO) Board - making PO workflow visible

The Product Owner (PO) Board - making PO workflow visible | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The transparency brought about by the Product Owner Board brings to the PO team many of the benefits we see with development teams
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Let's Acknowledge SAFe For What It Is... And Move On -

Let's Acknowledge SAFe For What It Is... And Move On - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
It seems this week more SAFe related stuff than usual made it across my desk… some positive, some negative… some old, some new… but all asking the same fundamental questions. Is SAFe the savior of all things software development? Is SAFe really agile or merely the second coming of RUP? Will SAFe survive or be …
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Test-Driven Development: Good or Bad?

Test-Driven Development: Good or Bad? | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Is Test-Driven Development dead or helps teams to get better? Huib Schoots gives his point of view on this article.
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No, a Product Owner doesn’t need programming skill

No, a Product Owner doesn’t need programming skill | Innovatus | Scoop.it
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"I expect a product owner to have the information and authority to decide which features to build next and what it means to use those features. This means that this person should either know those things or be able to figure them out, and feel comfortable taking the responsibility to do that. "

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Definition of Done : Why it matters?

Definition of Done  : Why it matters? | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The Definition of Done is crucial to highly functioning Agile Teams in order to help them develop practices and behaviors that drive quality, consistency, and transparency.
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You Don’t Need a Complicated Story Hierarchy

You Don’t Need a Complicated Story Hierarchy | Innovatus | Scoop.it
I find unnecessary complexity extremely frustrating. This happens when introducing complicated hierarchies or taxonomies for user stories.
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Daily Scrum is a Waste of Time | Agile Pain Relief

Daily Scrum is a Waste of Time | Agile Pain Relief | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Daily Scrum? It’s a waste of time and interrupts my work. Daily Scrum is just a chance for the ScrumMaster to show up and micromanage. Daily Scrum is for
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Is Aiming For Potentially Shippable Good Enough? [Agile Safari] - Agile For All

Is Aiming For Potentially Shippable Good Enough? [Agile Safari] - Agile For All | Innovatus | Scoop.it
What if we used accidentally shippable instead of potentially shippable? What could we achieve?
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Teams, Backlogs, Working Tested Software -

Teams, Backlogs, Working Tested Software - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
I think there is a lot of noise in our system right now. Lot’s of methods to consider. Lot’s of ways to do agile. At the end of the day… for me, for LeadingAgile… it comes down to three things. Can you form teams, do those teams have an actionable backlog, are those teams able to …
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The Power of 3 Words - Agile For All

The Power of 3 Words - Agile For All | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Some of the most significant messages people deliver to one another often come in just three words. When spoken or conveyed, those statements have the power to forge new friendships, deepen old ones and restore relationships that have cooled. Yes, this stuff can even have value in corporate work… you’d be amazed at what I’ve …
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The Product Owner (PO) Board - making PO workflow visible

The Product Owner (PO) Board - making PO workflow visible | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The transparency brought about by the Product Owner Board brings to the PO team many of the benefits we see with development teams
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How Full to Fill a Sprint

How Full to Fill a Sprint | Innovatus | Scoop.it
An important consideration in commitment-driven planning is how full to fill the sprint. First, understand that a sprint includes three types of time.
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Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap!

Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap! | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Roadmaps will give your organization enough foresight into the future to anticipate and deal with speed bumps.
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2 Times to Play Planning Poker and 1 Time Not To

2 Times to Play Planning Poker and 1 Time Not To | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Because Planning Poker is a consensus-based estimating approach, I recommend using Planning Poker on product backlog items rather than sprint backlog tasks.
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