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The Importance of Agile Project Governance

Agile Project Governance

Is Agile Project Governance an Oxymoron? Do the words “Agile Project Governance” sound like they go together? On first glance, your answer might be “No”. The idea of superimposing a Project Governance Model on an Agile project sounds like mixing oil and vinegar However, I don’t believe that is necessarily the case especially when you …

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What is an Agile Business Analyst? What Training Is Needed?

What is an Agile Business Analyst?

Many software development projects are moving rapidly to an Agile development approach: That has dramatically impacted the role of a project manager in an Agile environment Agile also has a significant impact on the role of a Business Analyst In this article, we will explore “What is an Agile Business Analyst?”, “How is the role …

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Agile and Corporate Culture – How Do You Make it Work?

Enterprise-level Product Backlog

Agile and Corporate Culture It’s important to understand the relationship of Agile and corporate culture. Adapting an Agile development process to a corporate culture can be a very difficult thing to do. Especially if it involves changing a well-established corporate culture If you ignore this problem and implement an Agile development process without attempting to …

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What’s the Right Level of Detail in an Agile User Story?

What's the Right Level of Detail in an Agile User Story

Questions frequently come up about “What’s the Right Level of Detail to Put in an Agile User Story?” – I want to share some thoughts with you on that subject. There is no absolute right/wrong answer about how much detail a story should contain – the best answer is “it depends”. Level of Detail in …

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Agile Cross-Functional Teams – Lessons Learned from Sports

Agile Team Performance

There are a lot of misconceptions about Agile cross-functional teams. Here are a few examples: Is Agile Really a Team of Peers? Is Specialization Inconsistent with Agile Teamwork? Is Individual Accountability Inconsistent with Agile? We can learn a lot from team sports that can be applied to Agile team performance to overcome these misconceptions. Misconceptions …

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