The Password-Strength Checker Design Kata – Part 1

In two of my three technical courses (Essential Agile Engineering Skills and Essential Test-Driven Development), the first major topic I cover is refactoring, its role on an Agile software development team, and its role in software design.

Sometimes, but not always, the participants have the time and inclination to come back to the topic of software design.

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Top 5 Ways to Maximize Learning in Virtual Classes

I’ve discovered that the people who get the most out of training do these 5 things. Here are some key tips to maximize learning in a virtual environment. Read More

What to do when someone asks for an agile checklist or agile metrics checklist?

I hear these requests all the time. “What are the best agile metrics?”, “How can we measure an agile team?” and “I know we can’t just measure agile. . . but, what should be on an “organizational agility checklist?”

There are so many places you can go with these questions and there are even

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The Magic of 1-Day Sprints

How long should your sprints be? Generally, 1-2 weeks, with a preference towards a shorter sprint.

But that’s not what I’m writing about today. I want to introduce you to the magic of 1-day sprints.

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Top 3 Things I’ve Learned About Virtual Agile Training

It’s been a whirlwind for many of us as we’ve adapted to the current work conditions – that’s equally true for us as Scrum Trainers at Agile for All! While many of us have extensive experience in the virtual realm, this is the first time that we’ve been able to deliver the CSM and CSPO

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The Three Things Managers Need To Do in an Agile Organization

Agile enthusiasts often say, “Hey, if we’re Agile, we don’t need managers because our team is self-organizing.”

That may be true in a very limited perspective of what managers do and what self-management

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Agile isn’t dead — It’s just spread (beat poet style)

I recently found yet another article (“Agile software development is dead. Deal with it.“) that proclaims the death of Agile. It seems like every month or two a new article is published proclaiming that Agile is dead. So far, every one of these articles has made this argument using some kind

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Humanizing Work: Self-Organization, Does it Work for Everyone?

I’m going to share an opinion about self-organization that might be a bit

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