Author: David Gardner

General

Scrumism: “Go! Fight! Win!”

This Scrumism didn’t originate with me, but I’ve found myself using it on pretty much on every agile engagement I do. One of my favorite Scrum Masters was a gentleman named

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General

Scrumism: “Let the Team Decide”

The Agile Manifesto says we value individuals and interactions over processes and tools, which is where the idea of “self-directing teams” gets its genesis.  When an organization is feeling its

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General

Scrumism

One of our senior consultants at ArgonDigital once gave me some sage advice.  I had asked him what the secret was to being a great consultant, and without hesitation he

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Product Management

Pretending Agile

It’s fun to ask a company or a team if they are using agile development methodologies. You might get a “no”, but you rarely get a “yes” that isn’t followed

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General

One Stop Shopping

I get asked about my favorite tips and tricks for writing stories in an agile backlog.  One of my tips is to make it EASY for the engineers – give

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Product Management

INVEST “Slider”

In the Scrum view of the world, the Product Owner (PO) has accountability for the Product Backlog.  This includes the responsibility for the Product Backlog items to be clearly expressed,

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