Making Info Visible for Better Decisions

A key part of the ScrumMaster’s or Product Owner’s job is making information visible.* Whether that’s a product backlog, taskboard, cumulative flow diagram, or a one-off visual for a specific need, good visuals lead to better decisions. Here are four principles for doing it

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Marker Fanatics & Facilitating with Great Markers!

Great markers provide you with the option to create many different types of charts, diagrams, and pictures in your training or facilitated sessions. If you don’t use markers in your sessions, that might be a sign you need to make some

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The Wheel of Change Retrospective

Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world’s leading executive coaches. In his book Triggers, Goldsmith introduces a framework for change that he calls the “Wheel of Change“. This framework provides a great template for a Sprint Retrospective or any similar review for a team

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Agile Safari – Best Agile Project Management Software

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New to agile? Tools for distributed agile

I’ve been working the past several weeks with some highly distributed teams.  Each team requires a way to track their project effectively (when you have people in 6 different states and a few countries cards on the wall no longer work!), collaborate, use planning poker and store things pertinent to the project.  What can you

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Real World Agile Testing with Fit and FitNesse

Another short blog entry.  This time it is to announce that we’ll be hosting Rob Myers teaching a great agile testing course using Fit and FitNesse on March 23 and 24.  The course will be held at the Denver PPA Event Center (right across from Invesco Field at Mile Hi).  This course was just given

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Agile Architecture and Agile Testing – New Courses on the horizon

Exciting news!  Some associates of mine are currently completing work on some new courses Agile For All will be able to offer.  The two courses are Agile Architecture and Agile Testing.  In fact, it is really three courses because Agile Testing has a version that is all about using FIT (Framework for Integrated Testing) and

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Are Agile Lifecycle Management tools worth it?

There are many well known agile pundits, practitioners and trainers that very specifically believe teams do not need to use any sort of tool to help with the agile process.  I no longer fall into that camp for a variety of

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