Apple is conspicuously absent from the Agile/Scrum/Lean/Kanban conferences. … Apple is Agile. Is Apple a lean company? Jobs integrated his products and processes with a ground-breaking business model…

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What type of training improves agility? Circuit training involves performing a series of exercises in a special order called a circuit. Each activity takes place at a ‘station’….

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How do you manage a distributed team? How to manage a distributed team Hold structured weekly and daily meetings. Create a multi-channel meeting environment. Don’t rely on email….

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is an entry-level credential designed to give professionals getting started as Scrum practitioners an understanding of the project management methodology. … Professionals who have earned…

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The ScrumMaster plays an important role in Scrum. Part of this role is to encourage self-organization on a team. The ScrumMaster should never be assigning tasks to team…

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Scrum is a framework for Agile software development. And, as a result, understand that it is not an acronym. … The term ‘Scrum’ was first used by Hirotaka…

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Inadequate experience with agile. Possibly the biggest reason why agile projects fail in large enterprises is the fact that people just don’t have experience with the methodology or…

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In the context of Scrum, it means that Scrum Team members and stakeholders should demonstrate respect to each other – to everyone – to the Product Owner, ScrumMaster,…

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Spikes should not be estimated with story points, however some Agile management tools allow you to estimate and track hours on stories or tasks. This would be a…

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Agility is quite important on offense because you do have to change directions a lot in order to keep the defense from getting comfortable. If you have a…

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