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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

RTC Adoption Problems: Tool, Education, or Perspective?

Originally posted on Best Practices for Building Software Platforms:
I work with CLM customers a lot and sometimes I encounter people struggling to adopt RTC. Once in a while the problem is with RTC – a bug, the rare difficult-to-use…

Posted in Agile, RTC

How are each Work items estimated and do these estimates relate to each other?

Written by Reedy Feggins, IBM RTC 3.0 uses three different attributes to help teams determine which work items should be done during the sprint / iteration. These attributes are: Priority, Ranking and Complexity which are covered in detail in the

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How are Epics, Stories and Tasks related to each other?

Written by Reedy Feggins, IBM Work items are the fundamental mechanism in Rational Team Concert (RTC) used to coordinate, and track development tasks.[1] RTC provides several out-of-the-box work items types including Epic, Story, Task and Defect.  Each work item has

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Posted in Agile, Planning, RTC, Scrum, Uncategorized

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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Posted in Agile, Lean, Planning, RTC, Scrum

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