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Atlassian Release Ready Statistics

Atlassian have published an interesting infographic that looks at approximately 5000 agile teams who have been using Jira Agile Cloud for at least six months. From these teams they have compile stats on various elements of successful agile teams.

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Atlassian and Jira Training Updates

Atlassian have split Jira into two streams: Core and Software. Jira Core is designed for business users; for example, marketing, operations, and HR. Jira Software is designed for agile software teams and comes bundled with Jira Agile.

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New Scaled Agile Training

Due to interest from our customers, we are pleased to announce that One Dot will be offering Scaled Agile Training (SAFe). These training courses will only be available onsite or at our public training facilities.

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Managing Distributed Teams With Scrum

This is a common issue:  Scrum is best executed with co-located teams, but teams are often geographically distributed. What is the best way to tackle this? What are the problems that can arise when implementing Scrum with distributed teams?   Here are some of the problems: Problem: Time difference The Scrum Master has to manage […]

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My Scrum Master Still Thinks He Is A Manager

When a company transitions from Waterfall to Scrum often there will be project managers who will take on the role of Scrum Master. Some of these project managers may not fully understand the difference between being a Scrum Master and a Project Manager. This can lead to many unforseen problems. What is the difference between […]

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The Project Management Skill | Never Talked About

Here is a good article about the 7 Must Have Project Management skills. I really liked the way that it is explained and I believe that these skills are Must Haves for a successful Project Manager. The skill No. 6 “Recognize and solve problems quickly” rang a bell. I do agree that a Project Manager should […]

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Characteristics of a Mature Product Backlog

As the world embraces the Agile methodologies with gusto, it is important to get certain elements right to ensure that the key Agile principles are properly implemented. One such element is Transparency. A mature Product Backlog goes a long way in ensuring transparency. For the beginner, a Product Backlog is a wish list of features […]

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Agile: What is in it for me?

All over the world, Agile methodologies are leading to faster value realization for both the businesses and customers. The value that Agile methodologies are bringing is evident from the fast paced and the high volume of companies and organizations adopting Agile. What we shall explore today, however are the personality improvements that individuals get from […]

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Agile Implementation: Support from the top

Agile methodologies are gaining increasing importance and acceptance as an excellent way to create software. More organizations are moving from Waterfall to Scrum, Kanban or XP with each passing day. However, as much as we hear about the success stories of organizations that have embraced the Agile methodology, we are also hearing horror stories about […]

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Scrum, in under 10 mins

Scrum, in under 10 mins Posted on May 27, 2014 Agile and Scrum by admin New to Scrum or need a refresher? All excited about Agile and can’t wait to learn Scrum? Or do you just want a Scrum refresher? Take a look at this fast paced video by Hamid Shojaee of Axosoft. Don’t worry, […]

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