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IBM DevOps – Self Assessment survey

Recently read a good article on adopting “Continuous Delivery practices”. In the white paper, “Adopting IBM’s approach to continuous software delivery,” the author, Paul Bahr discussed IBM’s adoption framework for iteratively introducing new capabilities and planning improvements. In the  our-part blog series that outlined a good

Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile-dad, agile-safe, Continuous Delivery, Lean, Planning, UrbanCode

What is Agile … Really?

I am constantly amazed at the misconceptions that most people have regarding what agile is and how it is used.  Often times when I bring up the topic of agile, people immediately start talking about “Scrum” and how they like

Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, Lean, Planning, RTC, Scrum

Retrospectives What are they and how do they help teams adopt Agile practices?

Retrospectives – “What purpose do they server?” Many small to medium size projects teams have successfully adopted agile practices such as Scrum but some agile teams do fail.  Often as not they fail because of factors outside their control but

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What guidance would you give when for assigning priorities to stories in RTC?

What is the default priority generally assigned? It was suggested to me that the default should be medium. We may need to provide some guidance on what constitutes a high, medium versus a low priority ranking. Yes we recommend using

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An Agile Approach for Adopting Agile Practices

Written by Reedy Feggins, Jr, IBM Agile is all about people, flexibility, trust, communication, and feedback.  To be successful, an organization must instill these values at all levels in the organization.  In this first of a multi-part blog, author Reedy

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