Agile Posts

Scrum vs Kanban: Pointless Fights All Agile Teams Have


I saw many Scrum teams that moved to Kanban. They said they got many reasons to do that. Here are the most popular ones:

  • “Scrum doesn’t work for us. Let’s try Kanban.”
  • “Scrum meetings take too much time.”
  • “Scrum retrospectives are so annoying. They look more like a club of anonymous complainers.”
  • “Kanban is simple as ABC. You only need a board with three columns: To Do, Doing, Done.”

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Scrum Smells: When Good Goes Bad


Scrum is used by 66% of all agile companies. But is it really that good or just a tribute to the agile fashion? If you’ve tried to implement Scrum, you’ve likely run into problems. This management framework may look simple to understand but it’s hard to master. Getting dedicated people to support Scrum implementation is even harder. No wonder many teams get it wrong.

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Is Your Backlog a Graveyard of Features?


My team is a huge fan of sprints and backlogs when it comes to planning projects. But the more we dig into project management, the more negative patterns we observe. One of them relates to the backlog and how it turns into a place where features die. Sounds familiar? Then keep on reading.

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Know the Difference: A Quick Guide to Agile Software Development Methodologies


From tiny startups to massive Fortune 500 corporations, it seems like everyone these days is interested in making their software development more “agile.” The four main tenets of the Agile Manifesto,” written in 2001, are:

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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Sprint Length for Your Project


Magic comes from the heart, and the heart of Scrum is the sprint. Many teams choose their sprint length without too much thought. And chances are it will works out. In optimism we trust after all.

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