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Come and check out my new page Smooth Jazz! I will be covering innovative ideas from IBM InterConnect 2016 as well as my workshop on SAFe Agile Training.

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What are the DAD Certification Levels

DAD Certification Levels In adopting a Shuhari strategy for their certification program, the Disciplined Agile Consortium has established a program which allows an individual to achieve measurable and incremental success (belts) that can be achieved using an iterative approach to

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IBM DevOps – Self Assessment survey

Originally posted on Reedy Feggins Jr:
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…

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Scaling Agile Planning to Support Large Distributed Programs

Earlier this month during the 2014 IBM Innovate Conference, I delivered a 1-hour seminar on scaling agile planning to support large programs.  If you didn’t get to travel to Florida for the conference, here is the session material for you

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Agile Delivery Model

Now let’s take a look at the Scrum framework. Scrum is the best known and most widely adopted agile framework in the world today.[1]  With its emphasis on delivery high quality solutions faster and continuous improvement, Scrum teams value commitment,

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Comparing Waterfall and Rational Unified Process

Contrary to popular opinion, not every IT project can successfully adopt agile practices. Location of resources, team structure, corporate culture and even technology used, can all play a key factor in determining which development practices will work in an organization. 

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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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