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Opening for Scrum Master – Panama City, FL

March 27, 2013
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Jeanette Kelnhofer Deatherage I work for the Panama city Workforce Center. One of our employers that we post for is looking for a Scrum Master. Its great pay and a wonderful growing company. If you have anyone who may be interested in moving to the Panama City, FL area, please have them send me a…

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Leadership in Agile

March 25, 2013
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Management guru Peter Drucker once said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Great leaders have an uncanny ability to motivate people to go that extra mile. Leadership differs from management in that management focuses on controlling and getting things done while leadership focuses on empowering people so that they do…

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Six domains of Agile practices

March 14, 2013
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Project Management Institute’s “PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Content Outline” organizes the tasks practitioners do when working in Agile environment into six domains. Their exam does not test specifically on the domains, so learning their grouping of tools and techniques and knowledge and skills will not be directly applicable to the language of the test.…

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WHY DOES SCRUM FAIL?

March 12, 2013
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Scrum, no doubt, is one of the most viable and potentially applicable approaches to managing software development projects. Being a strong Agile approach, Scrum has multiple advantages and that is why an increasing number of companies in the recent past have either implemented or have been intending to implement Scrum; however, implementation does have its…

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Agile and HR management

March 7, 2013
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When you’re Agile, you’re nimble. You’re flexible and can adapt quickly. Companies will often need to adapt to sudden change. They should be capable of boosting efficiency, productivity and innovation. Adopting the Agile approach can help any organization do this. Agile is a popular methodology in industries such as information technology, manufacturing, supply chain management…

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The Need for a Sustainable Pace.

March 5, 2013
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Imagine you are participating in a marathon. For most of the race you maintain a steady pace, conserving energy and stamina for the last leg when you push for the finish line. What if you were expected to run the entire race like you were running a 100 meter sprint? Not only would it be…

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Why story points are better than hours for estimation

February 27, 2013
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Story point estimates are a way of estimating Agile projects. Story points are calculated using known tasks as a frame of reference to estimate other tasks. For example, if a task such as creating an input screen, for which we already know the amount of effort required to complete, has been assigned 3 points, we…

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SCRUMstudy SCRUM MASTER class – Phoenix

February 27, 2013
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Scrum Master Class – New York

February 21, 2013
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Cumulative flow diagrams versus burn down charts

February 6, 2013
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Cumulative flow diagrams versus burn down charts

A burn down chart is a simple graph used to track a team’s progress and help estimate how much time is required to complete the project. The number of tasks remaining in the project is usually plotted on the y-axis, while time is plotted on the x-axis. An advantage of a burn down chart is…

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