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Scrum and Jira: A Love-Hate Relationship

This is an excerpt from Scrum Your Jira!  Get a copy from Amazon.com or Amazon.de. Steps to Bring Your Agile Project Back on Track The ideal way to use Scrum is to have the whole team ...
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Automate Your Definition of Done

This is an excerpt from Scrum Your Jira!  Get a copy from Amazon.com or Amazon.de. Reduce Repetitive Work by Employing a Smart Workflow I am a fan of automatization. Because I am lazy. That is a ...
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Scrum: Keep Some Energy in Reserve

What is the goal of a Scrum sprint? This is an excerpt from the upcoming book “Scrum with JIRA.” A sprint consists of a number of stories that the team needs to complete, ...
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In Scrum, Ownership Matters

Moving from “command and control” to “innovative Agile management” “Ownership” is about how a knowledge worker needs to be part of the whole process and not just a specialist in a department. ...
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Daily Scrum with JIRA

The daily operation of Scrum is where the more personal qualities of a Scrum Master shine. Humans, not machines, working together to create a product. Here, I want to discuss a number ...
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Sprinting to Delivery

That’s Waterfall, Not Scrum “Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale. Working software is the primary measure of ...
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Did Bilbo Sail to the West?

How to improve the overall quality of a book Was it Bilbo who sailed to the West? Reading Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge, the first in a four-part series on what it means ...
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Scrum with JIRA, a Love-Hate Relationship

Steps to bring your Agile project back on track The ideal way to use Scrum is to have the whole team sit in one room. Usually, the Scrum process is employed by ...
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How to Create a Kindle Ebook with LaTeX

Book publishing is easier than ever, and my favorite language to use to create books is LaTeX. The Amazon ebook upload platform (https://kdp.amazon.com) allows users to upload a variety of formats, but ...
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Multidisciplinary Teams in Scrum

Multidisciplinary Teams in Scrum “Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project. Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to ...
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“Our Scrum Is Special”

“Our Scrum Is Special” Essential Steps in Implementing Agile Technologies “The Agile movement seeks alternatives to traditional project management. Agile approaches help teams respond to unpredictability through incremental, iterative work cadences and ...
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Steve Jobs, “Computers are like a bicycle for our minds.” – Michael Lawrence Films

Steve Jobs tribute - A New two-hour Documentary with Joshua Bell, Bobby McFerrin, Béla Fleck, Philip Glass, Chris Thile, Hilary Hahn, Edgar Meyer, Simone Dinnerstein, Emerson String Quartet, Manuel Barrueco, Swingle Singers, ...
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