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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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Scrum, Lean, Kanban: Choosing a PM Approach that Won’t Screw Up


Fancy terminology and buzzwords – this is what modern project management is all about. Outsiders may hear words like Scrum, Kanban, Lean and wonder whether they are reading about project management or a notoriously difficult book by another “great” novelist.

When it comes to choosing a project management approach, even profs get confused. The bad news, the wrong framework is a recipe for disaster. And if you screw up, hope for the best but prepare for the worst. The good news, none of these frameworks – Scrum, Lean or Kanban – is actually as complicated as it may sound.

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5 Essential Lean Metrics To Improve Work Flow


Contrary to a popular belief, though Lean was originated from the Japanese manufacturing industry, today it can be applied to every business and every process. Being Lean means ensuring everything you do in your work processes adds value. This philosophy has turned Lean into a widely-used approach to identify wasteful practices, reduce costs, and increase quality.

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What Exactly is Kanban? Is It Agile?


As Agile development becomes more and more popular, related tools and terminology can be quite confusing. In this article, we are taking a closer look at the Agile methodology and how it aligns with Kanban.

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Agile, Lean, Scrum – What is What?


Agile, Lean and Scrum – do they mean the same thing? While some people may think these three notions are synonyms, though in reality, they look very similar but still have some significant differences.

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