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The Importance of Learning, Psychological Safety, and Continuous Delivery: Agile on the Beach 2017

by Daniel Bryant Follow 204 Followers on  Jul 19, 2017

At the Agile on the Beach 2017 conference, run in Cornwall, UK, several hundred speakers and attendees gathered to discuss the latest developments within the field of agile and post-agile software development methodologies.

Architecture & Design Follow 779 Followers

Combining User Story Mapping with Domain-Driven Design

by Jan Stenberg Follow 9 Followers on  Dec 20, 2015 1

User Story Mapping can be a simple yet valuable pattern when adopting Domain-Driven Design (DDD) in projects dealing with complex domains. It can help creating shared domain knowledge among developers and domain experts, Eriksen Costa claims in a blog post discussing advantages combining User Story Mapping with Domain-Driven Design (DDD).

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Defining and Managing Requirements with Interactive Prototypes

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 16, 2015

An interview about recent developments in requirement definition and management, how agile teams handle requirements and which problems they face in their daily work, using interactive diagrams and prototypes for conveying requirements, how interactive prototyping can be used with a lean startup approach, and what the future will bring us in requirements definition and management.

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Impact of Splitting User Stories on the Original Estimates

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 14, 2015 1

Product backlog refinement is a practice in which product backlog items are split and often re- estimated. This post is based on user story splitting and re-estimations.

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Measuring the Business Value in Agile Projects

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 27, 2015

Technique of "value points" to determine the value delivered by any software project.

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How Agile Can Learn from Behavioral Economics

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 17, 2015 2

People often don’t decide and act rationally, according to studies from the area of behavioral economics. Pierre Hervouet describes how our brain takes decisions, talks about experiments on using personas and the IKEA effect and explains what we can learn from these experiments for agile software development.

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Using a Definition of Ready

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 12, 2014 2

Many teams use the Definition of Done to check if a user story is finished and the product is ready to be delivered. But what about the user stories that a team receives from their product owner? Teams can check the quality of the user stories using a Definition of Ready.

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Agile Estimation for Release Planning

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 24, 2014

Estimations are used by agile teams and product owners for prioritizing work and to plan releases of products. They can be done on different levels and in various ways.

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Upcoming Book by Gojko Adzic on Improving User Stories

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 16, 2014

Would better user stories improve software delivery? Gojko Adzic thinks applying small changes to the way teams manage their user stories can have a huge impact on the actual outcomes of their software delivery. He announced that he wants to write a book about improving user stories if at least 5000 people show that they are interested by pre-registering themselves in January.

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How Individuals Can Adopt an Agile Way of Working

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 01, 2013

Organization mostly do an agile transformation for a whole team, project, or organizational unit, given that agile is a team driven approach. But there are also professionals who start using agile practices individually, or who are working agile as a one person team. How can individuals adopt agile, and what kind of benefits can it give them?

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Product Backlogs with Process Maps or Story Maps

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 11, 2013

When you have a large backlog with many user stories, structuring a product backlog with story maps or process maps can help to keep an overview and see the bigger picture.

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Should You Create User Stories for Technical Debt?

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 21, 2013 15

Agile teams sometimes struggle with the planning of pure technical tasks that have no direct value for the user of a system, but have to be done to deliver working software. Should you create user stories to handle such technical tasks and technical debt, or not?

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New Scrum Kickoff Planner Aims To Help Agile Teams Start on The Right Track

by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 24, 2012 1

A new "Scrum Kickoff Planner" has just been released by Adam Weisbart with the aim of facilitating team discussion around the important facets of starting a new Agile team or project.

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Is it Time to Stop Estimating User Stories?

by Todd Charron Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 01, 2011 12

Most new Agile teams transition from hours based estimates to relative estimation using story points, but do we even need estimates at all?

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Representing Agile Testing

by Dan Puckett Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 25, 2011

Several members of the Agile community describe different styles for expressing user story tests and the testing of an entire theme.

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