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Effective refinement, part I

In this article we shall investigate how an effective product backlog refinement can be conducted in Scrum. The Scrum Guide defines it as “ an ongoing process in which the Product Owner and the Development Team collaborate on the details of Product Backlog items ”, but doesn’t give many details. .


Consultants: Resistance Is Futile

N2Growth Blog

When you look back on your career, you remember the jobs you took, the jobs you declined, the opportunities realized and the opportunities lost. You remember the special people along the way; the great bosses, mentors, coaches and the lifelong friends. You also remember the Consultants.

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Can the Scrum Master also be the Product Owner?

“Can the Scrum Master also be the Product Owner?”. This is a common question in my Professional Scrum classes. The topic of combining Scrum roles often comes up early when we are still learning the basics of the Scrum framework.


How DevOps Training and Certification Benefits the Team

Cisco Systems recently announced sweeping changes to its training and certification programs to increase the real-world value of both.

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've launched an MVP, you know that the journey has just begun. But what do you do after the launch? How do you figure out what to do next? After you launch, it's important to be able to look at how different segments of your users react and quickly uncover signal vs. noise so you can iterate and improve. Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your way to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a skill set to make the most of your launches.

An Agile Triple Play: Business Process Re-Engineering meets SOA meets Large Scale Agile

Agile Alliance

This experience report will address the volatility, challenges and solutions implemented within a Fortune 500 Order to Delivery manufacturing program with the goal of re-engineering and aligning global business processes with Web-services and Service Oriented Architecture. The program utilizes large scale agile to manage multi-year planning of incremental releases with delivery of quantifiable business value in each release.

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In March, on International Women’s Day, O’Reilly Media president Laura Baldwin noted that 50% of the company’s executive and management positions were held by women. And women also constituted 47% of their workforce.)

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Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

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Did You Know? Mobile applications can propel an e-commerce website with a quantum of leaps. But, this might be lying on the line of lacking concrete costing for developing E-commerce mobile apps.

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Hi Spiceworks Community I'm using Azure Backup for our On-Premise servers. We have 3 On-Premise servers. 1 specific is the SQL server. I notice on other threads that Azure Backup performs delta or incremental sync in order to perform backup on what files were made some changes. My question is, is there a way to know which are those files were updated? If does, how can we perform this method so that rather than recovering the whole folder, we can specify which file/data can be recovered?

If you’re wondering what’s next after Agile or are tired of limited offerings, here’s a place to go

Net Objectives

While Agile has made a definite improvement in the world since it started 2 decades ago, it is hard to argue that it hasn’t stagnated. We hear about dark Scrum and fake Agile almost as much as the real thing. 4 or 5 organizations dominate a focus on frameworks and certification and not on true … Continue reading "If you’re wondering what’s next after Agile or are tired of limited offerings, here’s a place to go


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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.

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I've been grappling with this question and realized this is a good way to describe it. Jeff Middleton had his swing migration offering when you wanted to move from 1 version of SBS to another. Now that Microsoft has office 365 and azure, I think it's fair to say they want to move people to that platform. They realize how nice a steady stream of subscription money can be. 1) Anyone know what happened to Jeff? His website is gone, don't see anything about him.

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The Cipher Brief is taking a look this week at the national security situation along the southern border. On NBC , the only Congressional Republican who represents a district along that border said on Sunday that officials aren’t focused enough on the issue of human smuggling. Congressman Will Hurd said he believes the issue should be a national intelligence priority. “We

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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!

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