October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

Qualities of an Effective Leader

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What makes someone an effective and strong leader? Is this a skill that can be acquired? These are questions that are often asked about leadership. There are varying perspectives on leadership at the fringes, but at the core there are qualities that are absolutely necessary to be an effective leader. In this issue of Smith [...]

July 2017

In Scrum, Ownership Matters

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This is an excerpt from Scrum Your Jira!  Get a copy from Amazon.com or Amazon.de. Moving from “Command and Control” to “Innovative Agile Management” “Ownership” describes how a knowledge worker needs to be part of the whole process and not just a specialist in a department. The concept of “business” has changed dramatically since the Industrial Era. The idea [...]

June 2017

Scrum and Jira: A Love-Hate Relationship

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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 sit in one room. Usually, the Scrum process is employed by using little stickers, and moving them around on a physical board. Jira [...]

Automate Your Definition of Done

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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 good thing, because the human brain should not be used for doing the same thing over and over. At least mine should not. [...]