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Co-location: The Answer to Your Agile Woes

Co-location: The Answer to Your Agile Woes ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I get it—co-location is expensive and may not be feasible for many organizations. For my large enterprise projects, co-located development is the exception rather than the norm. After being handed a high-priority feature and a very aggressive timeline, the project leadership decided to bring the project team together from all corners of the globe. The […]

Sprint Carry-Over: An Agile Team’s Dirty Little Secret

Sprint Carry-Over: An Agile Team’s Dirty Little Secret ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

What does “Done” mean, really? Working on an Agile project is really an exercise in honesty and self-reflection; if your team can’t predictably complete its work, can’t progress through each of its sprints; it’s safe to assume each of your team’s releases will be equally unpredictable. And here lies the crux of an Agile team’s […]

4 Tips for Cross-cultural Communication on Dispersed Scrum Teams

4 Tips for Cross-cultural Communication on Dispersed Scrum Teams ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I like to think of myself as a worldly guy. I studied Spanish for eight years, I love to travel, and I enjoy speaking with people of different backgrounds. A couple of months ago, I began work on my first agile project with a dispersed team. Early on, the scrum calls felt like miniature United […]

Yes, Even Agile Development Needs Software Requirements

Yes, Even Agile Development Needs Software Requirements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Many, if not most, software shops prefer to use Agile instead of Waterfall. That makes sense, right? Short cycles where you see progress quickly that allows you to make changes without the sky falling; I like that too! Agile also affords a close environment where the team is co-located, so that communication can move freely, […]

Six Sure-Fire Ways to Make Scrum Fail

Six Sure-Fire Ways to Make Scrum Fail ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I joined a project which was trying to use Scrum. After a quick read of Agile Software Development with SCRUM by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle, I was intrigued. What Schwaber and Beedle had to say passed the “gut check” and I wanted to see it in practice. Their basic arguments which warrant exploring are: […]

Six Requirements Models For Agile Projects

Six Requirements Models For Agile Projects ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

When working on any agile project, most people will agree there is still a need to understand requirements. With the quick iterations of these projects, it’s more important than ever, to use visual models to capture the requirements. When done correctly, they are easier and quicker to create and understand than a list of written […]