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Clear as Mud – Attaining Real Transparency in Agile

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How transparent are you? How transparent is your team, your organization? We all know that transparency is an essential aspect of Agile development, but do you really understand just how critical it is? Transparency is often a key tenant of corporate mission statements.

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Remote Pair Programming: A Guide for Distributed Teams

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Learn how to implement remote pair programming so that you can realize the benefits of pairing and address some challenges of distributed development. Technology pair programming subscriber

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Russell Ackoff

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This entry was written as part of the Supporting Agile Adoption program, an Agile Alliance initiative dedicated to supporting organizations and their people become more Agile.

Agile Q&A: How Far Ahead Should a Team Estimate Product Backlog Items?

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Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Process

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Safeguarding Your Way to Improving Your Code, Your Processes, and Your Life!

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Hi, my name is Brian Button. I’m one of the people who helped put together deliver:Agile 2019. I wanted to share with you one of the sessions I’m really looking forward to seeing.

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Yes, Cross-functional Teams — but Real Ones!

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If you start with Agile, one of the first things you typically do is come up with a team. And yes of course, the team will be cross-functional. But what’s actually meant by cross-functionality? People in software understand this to mean different kinds of developers (e.g.

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Agile Q&A: What is a Self-Organizing, Cross-Functional Team?

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Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People agile teams cross-functional teams

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Agile Q&A: How Can Project Managers Adjust for Agile?

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Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People project management

Visualizing the Correlation of Unplanned Work with Feature and PI Objective Delivery

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This article is specifically targeted toward RTE’s, Product Management, and coaches that are currently engaged in establishing a program level workflow (Kanban) that prioritizes the highest valued features as candidates for the Program Increment (PI) Planning event.

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

Agile Q&A: What Do Business Analysts Do on an Agile Team?

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I have the opportunity to talk to business analysts quite a bit, and the conversation usually turns to the topic of Agile. More often than not, the question that comes up is “there isn’t a business analyst role mentioned in Scrum. Does that mean that there is no place for business analysts?” The short answer … Continued. People agile teams business analyst

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Microsoft DevOps Transformation | Donovan Brown

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This talk introduces a truly unified approach to design, development, and operations that goes beyond merely bolting them together. It presents the view that by making design a continuous part of everything we do, we can fulfill the Agile promise of harnessing change for competitive advantage.

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It Depends on Context: You CAN get there from here, if you know where here is

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Every Agile project must respond to organizational conditions and climate. Gaining awareness of context helps the core team and project community know how they fit into the larger organization.

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The Origins of Opera and the Future of Programming | Jessica Kerr

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This talk introduces a truly unified approach to design, development, and operations that goes beyond merely bolting them together. It presents the view that by making design a continuous part of everything we do, we can fulfill the Agile promise of harnessing change for competitive advantage.

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Agile Q&A: Why do Organizations Adopt Agile?

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Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Framework agile adoption

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Questions about Agile: Agile Beyond Software

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This is part of a series of posts where I take a look at some commonly asked questions and provide my spin on them. The answers are all my own.

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The Practice of Sizing Spikes with Story Points

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Every once and a while it's good to take a tool out of its box and find out if it's still fit for purpose. Maybe even find if it can be used in a new way. I recently did this with the practice of sizing spikes with story points. I've experienced a lot of different … Continued.

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Mob Programming

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Mob Programming is a software development approach where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Agile Alliance Announces AGILE2019 Program

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Global Agile Conference in Washington, D.C. is the Industry’s Premier Event PORTLAND, Ore., April 23, 2019 — Today Agile Alliance is pleased to announce the program for AGILE2019, the largest annual international gathering of Agilists.

Changing the Culture by Changing Habits

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By Jutta Eckstein and John Buck We hear people often say that an Agile transformation implies a culture change and that this culture change refers actually to a change of the mindset. However, what does this really mean, and how can you possibly change the culture (or help others do it)?

Selling the Investment to Pay Down Technical Debt: The Code Christmas Tree

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The story of a team trying to solve their technical debt problem by making that problem visible. Technology technical debt

Agile Q&A: Is There a Place for Managers in an Agile Organization?

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Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People agile development agile teams

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Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Agile Transformation – What to do with managers?

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This session describes the experiences of a manager who went through an agile transformation and explains how he became a leader in an agile organization. People

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You’re Not Failing Fast Enough: Tips & Tricks for an Agile Build System

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In this session, Sarah Goff-Dupont discusses ways to shorten the feedback cycle related to system builds. She describes these techniques via examples. Technology automated build continuous integration

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Introduction to Agile Requirements: User Stories, Backlogs, and Adaptive Planning

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This session introduces a common-sense, tested approach to agile requirements that helps you replace change management with value management. Business user stories

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Managing Change in an Agile World: Principles and Practices

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This book identifies the principles and practices for managing change in an agile, fast, iterative, environment. People change management

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Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

The Spark Engine

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This book describes creative exercises that foster team-building and warm up the right side of your brain – the creative side. People

Increase Your Agile Knowledge With Questions Answered By Our Resident Content Curator

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At Agile Alliance, we pride ourselves on the wealth of high-quality, in-depth Agile-related resources we offer you. But we also realize that sometimes too much of a good thing can be overwhelming.

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Agile Q&A: How is Testing Incorporated into Agile Software Development?

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When the topic turns to testing and Agile software development, I usually hear variations of the following two questions: We usually take six weeks to do systems testing after development is over. How could we possibly develop AND test something within two weeks? If developers are doing the testing, what do testers do? This post … Continued. Process

Agile to Agile

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"Never happen…" "Can't be done…" "Too controversial…" These were the comments an Agile team received when they floated an idea for a national Agile initiative to transform their organization's inventory management workflow.

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.