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Agile Software Development Success is All About the Team

 Lisa Koci  Jun 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Our mission is to help companies adopt new ways of working and approaches to software delivery, while simultaneously embedding culture change through upskilling and empowering their teams. That’s why we’ve written so many articles about team development over the years. Here are some of the highlights and key takeaways to help leaders develop teams that drive innovation and customer value.

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Critical Soft Skills for a Successful Scrum Product Owner

 Steven Woodward  Apr 27, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

According to Roman Pichler, the ultimate responsibility of a Product Owner is to ensure that the product creates value for its customers and the company. Creating an effective product requires a deep understanding of what customers and users need, insight into existing functionality, and a vision of opportunities for improvement. Then the Product Owner must turn those needs into features, break them down into incremental User Stories, and convey the requirements back to the development teams.

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Key Metrics for Scrum Masters

 Dare Makun  Mar 30, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Scrum masters are integral for helping agile development teams solve complex problems. They are servant leaders committed to ensuring scrum guidelines are implemented so that teams can improve productivity and deliver value to the customer consistently.

Metrics help them establish a baseline and inform decision-making, ensuring value is delivered over time. While scrum teams vary depending on the problem they are trying to solve, here is an overview of standard metrics that can help every scrum master guide their team to success!

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Best Practices for Promoting Self-Organizing Teams

 Merari Zuniga  Mar 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

The key element to successfully implement Scrum in an Agile environment is a self-organizing team. This transformation is essential for building a productive, effective, and happy development team. It’s also the most challenging because most people are used to traditional management directing them and making decisions. Here are a few reminders to help the Scrum Master develop a high-functioning, self-organized team.

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Software Validation Best Practices: POC vs. MVP

 Keith Hanich  Dec 15, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

It’s not unusual for software developers to offer a Proof of Concept (POC) early in the software development cycle — before time and resources are fully committed to the project. A POC demonstrates the viability of what you’re proposing, whether it’s an idea, a procedure, or a technical concept. As you move forward in the software development life cycle, you arrive at something more akin to the Minimum Viable Product (MVP), a small, releasable product with limited features and functionality.

Here’s an overview of the POC and MVP, when to use them, and why they are essential to the software validation and development life cycle.

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