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Why Every Scrum Team Needs a Great Product Owner

 Jack Goodfriend  May 26, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

The success of a Scrum team’s project rests on the shoulders of the Product Owner. This unique, collaborative role is often the first to be overlooked or diluted when an organization implements Scrum for the first time. Desired outcomes will be affected, and general frustration with the Scrum framework will arise. Here we outline the importance of the role, and some common pitfalls new Scrum teams should avoid.

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The True Cost of Technical Debt in Agile Software Development

 Jack Goodfriend  Feb 24, 2021 7:00:00 AM  0 Comments

If you’re in the software industry, the concept of technical debt will come up at some point. Agile software development’s popularity has spread this concept to teams who aren’t actively practicing Agile methodologies. Unlike the financial debt it was named after, technical debt isn’t characteristically bad and can be useful at times. However, too much can be debilitating to an organization. Here’s how technical debt affects products, development teams, organizations, and customers.

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Covid-19 Lessons Learned About Remote Agile Ceremonies

 Jack Goodfriend  Sep 30, 2020 9:30:00 AM  0 Comments

When Covid-19 first struck, the big question on many leaders’ minds was, ‘How will I adapt my Agile team to full remote working?’ After some initial struggle, companies managed to make the jump, and Agile teams are running relatively smoothly. Now that we’re six months in, we have a good opportunity to look back and reflect on what we’ve learned so far. Here are three key takeaways to keep Agile ceremonies running smoothly in a remote work environment.

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