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country hill Losing the Battle One Hill at a Time: Scope Creep in an Agile World

Some issues/hills are important and worth going all in – but most probably aren’t. Project managers must choose their battles wisely and develop scope discipline.

 

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Payson Hall
Groovy Groovy - Agile Java

Groovy's recent surge in usage (TIOBE index ranking from 26 to 12 between Feb. 2020 and Feb. 2021) could be attributed to the many benefits the language provides. Groovy, like Java, is compiled to JVM (Java Virtual Machine) bytecode. 

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Deepak Vohra
virtual meeting Agile+DevOps Culture in a Virtual World

Transforming and maintaining culture is hard enough when team members are somewhat co-located and in physical spaces—even harder when the majority are working from home. 

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Michael Sowers
Girl Working How Agile Principles Help in a Remote Working Atmosphere

When working remotely, teams often face high risks due to lack of communication and differences. However, when implementing agile principles, even remote teams can minimize the risks of failure. 

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Tanya Kumari
Stethoscope Evaluating Team Health in Agile and DevOps

The importance of the human element in delivering great software is sometimes overlooked, as is the relationship between team health and team performance. Just like physical health checks, team checkups are important. Let's look at some factors that can affect team health and how you can evaluate the important metrics.

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Michael Sowers
Ideas written on sticky notes and posted to a bulletin board in order of priority Why Setting Priorities Is a Core Agile Practice

Every aspect of agile includes prioritization. The most important user stories are implemented first. Testing is prioritized to make sure features valued by customers are tested the most. Even everyday tasks are prioritized during daily standups. Here are three reasons setting priorities is essential to success in agile.

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Jeffery Payne
X-ray of a computer chip Prioritizing Invisible Work

There are work items that will give the team an operational boost and perhaps avoid a crisis, but that never quite make it to the top of the priority list—like build and deployment improvements, or paying down technical debt. For enabling work that is valuable but too invisible to be a priority, consider breaking it down.

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Steve Berczuk
Two agile team members on a video call and wearing face masks Team Agility in a Post-Pandemic World

COVID-19 has necessitated entirely remote environments, and people the world over have had to inspect their foundations of working, adapt to a new way of remote execution, and integrate their personal and professional lives more than before. Organizational leaders need to embrace a new outlook in four critical areas.

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Gautham Pallapa