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This Week in #Agile 18/08/2017

Posted by Sarah Nevett on 18/08/17 09:27

Hello again from LoansWithNoCreditCheck and our Project Management Team. This is our forty-seventh edition of “This Week in #Agile”, please feel free to peruse some of the articles we’ve enjoyed reading over the past 7 days.

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Trying to be supportive and do good, is most of the time a honorable thing. This is particularly true in your capacity as a Scrum master. However, doing too much good can quickly have the opposite effect. It’s a known Scrum anti pattern, often referred to as the Scrum mom syndrome.

“I have a New Project, How long will it take?” created by Jonathan Orgel

Here is an article from one of our Project Managers Jonathan, he looks into how to estimate a project with the team and describes techniques he has used to look ahead and gauge milestones.  

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The first of 2 blogs by Roman this month. User stories are probably the most popular agile technique to capture product functionality: Working with user stories is easy. But telling effective stories can be hard. The following ten tips help you create good stories.

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It is good to be passionate about the changes that will improve. But is the team ready, do they have the knowledge you have. Esther Derby preaches patience as the road to success.

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Should the PO attend the daily scrum? How often? Read Roman’s tips and decide for yourself.

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I think that this is a useful article that explains the importance of the Definition of Done (DoD) throughout projects really well.  It illustrates what the DoD is all about, what it is (and isn’t) used for, why it is necessary, how it should be utilized and by whom.  Using the checklist contained within, it reminded me that our team’s current DoD needs to be more accessible and utilized a little bit more than it is at present.  

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