Beyond Drive: 5 great books about Agile and Motivation

I recently found an interesting tweet from Maren Baermann about motivation.

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Three Categories of Infrastructure Work (and why you don’t need it all right now)

I encourage my clients to find and focus on the core value of whatever they’re creating. What is it that doesn’t yet exist in the world but should? Go there first. Don’t defer that value.

“But we need to create the infrastructure for that first, don’t we?” they often reply, by which they mean things like hardware, foundational technology layers, architecture, capabilities like user management, etc. Read More

What Is the Difference Between Scrum and Waterfall Methodology?

As a trainer, I am frequently asked, “What is the difference between Scrum and Waterfall methodology”?

Let’s break down these two different methodologies so you have a clear understanding of the differences.

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What Is Agile Methodology and How Does It Work?

What is Agile methodology? Well, Agile is not exactly a methodology. Technically, Agile is a set of values and principles. Agile can also be thought of as a family of different frameworks or methods–Scrum is currently the most popular of those frameworks. Let’s break down the top 5 differences between Agile and other, more traditional approaches.

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Advanced CSM (A-CSM) is coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan!

This course rocks. And I’ll tell you why (read on!). Agile For All is returning the Advanced CSM course offering in Ann Arbor, Michigan on April 2-3, 2020. I get to be the lucky one to share a little information!!

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Story Splitting Poster Now Available in Portuguese

Working in small increments of value—good user stories—is the key habit that makes the rest of Agile Software Development work. But people everywhere struggle to learn how to do it (which is why I’ve been writing and speaking on the topic for the past 12 years).

My popular How to Split a User Story flowchart is already available in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Hungarian and Polish. Now, thanks to translation help from Daniel Wildt & Vinicius Pessoni, we can also offer this resource in Brazilian Português.

Want to take your Product Owner skills a step further? You don’t have to figure this all out on your own. Participate in one of my online courses or an in-person workshop:

Click the thumbnail below to download the full-size PDF version of “Como Dividir uma História de Usuário”:

Advanced CSM (A-CSM) is coming to Cedar Rapids, Iowa!

Agile For All has a new course offering that is gaining momentum. I get to be the lucky one to share a little information!! On April 28-29, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, we will be providing a public Advanced CSM.

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A History of Test-Driven Development (TDD), as Told in Quotes

Nope, I haven’t forgotten that my next newsletter was going to be in response to a comment on the last newsletter. But I’ve discovered the need for some diagrams, or code, or something other than prose, to explain myself succinctly. So, it’s taking longer than expected.

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