Agile question of the month contest for January 2010

Time for another chance to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.  This month’s theme is “Getting a Fresh Start” so the question is going to be about starting an agile project.  This question is simple, but has a lot of nuances which make a complete answer

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The ScrumMaster Diaries: Introduction to the series

Back on September 23, 2009, I posted a blog entry titled “New to agile? What does the ScrumMaster do anyway?” The response was amazing. It was easily the most popular blog posting I’ve ever created. It made me realize people are starving for information about the ScrumMaster role and what it entails.  At the

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Great agile, scrum, lean and kanban online resources from December 2009

This will be a monthly feature during 2010 and beyond.  I’m going to give you some blog posts, articles and popular items from right here that I think are interesting enough to share.  There is plenty of good stuff here, so take your time

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2010 will be exciting for Agile Bob on Making Agile a Reality

2010The new year starts tonight.  I’m extremely excited because I have HUGE plans for this blog during 2010.  I don’t know if I can live up to all of the things I want to do so I decided to make my goals public.  I find when

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Recapping 2009 at Agile For All

2009Was 2009 a good year or a bad year for you?  I have to admit it was a good year for Agile For All.  We hit almost every goal we set.  We far exceeded some of them.  On a few we came up short, but like

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Agile antipatterns: Agile burn-down chart roundup post

Do you want to see several different ways agile and scrum burn-down charts can lie?  If so, you are in the right place! This month I went on a burn-down chart craze and posted several blog entries about the different ways those charts can lie to us or expose us to team dysfunction.  In order, the

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Agile antipattern: Another burndown chart that lies!

sprintburndown6That burndown chart looks sweet doesn’t it?  The team finished the iteration on time.  What could possibly be wrong.  Well, a lot actually.  Notice that one day this team completed a tremendous amount of work.  Do you ever see teams really do that?  It certainly could

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Merry Christmas!

miracleThis blog entry is being posted on Wednesday, December 23 at noon MST.  Why?  Because I don’t plan to be on my computer very much, if at all, between then and sometime on December 28th.  Between those two dates I intend to watch my favorite movie

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