8 Steps to Technical Excellence

Agile Engineering practices are essential for succeeding with Scrum and ensuring that teams are capable of delivering a Product Increment at the end of every Sprint. Let’s walk through an 8 step approach to guide your team to adopt these practices and make them easier to learn and apply. Some of these steps you’ll be able…

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Top 5 reasons teams struggle with adopting agile engineering practices

Agile Engineering practices are not new. They originate from extreme programming back in the late 90s. XP specifically calls out these practices as things you should be doing. And here we are 20 years later still trying to get teams to adopt them. Why is that? We do Scrum not XP People might find these practices…

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Top 5 Agile Engineering Practices

Let’s take a look at the top 5 Agile Engineering practices that are essential to succeeding with Scrum and overcoming the struggles team face with trying to deliver a Product Increment at the end of each and every Sprint. Test Driven Development (TDD) TDD is development practice where we start with a very small automated test…

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Top 5 Reasons Teams Struggle with Delivering a Product Increment at the End of the Sprint

Here are the tops 5 reasons teams struggle with delivering a Product Increment at the end of every Sprint. Lack of understanding of what a Product Increment is There is a general lack of understanding as to what a product increment is and how we build things iteratively and incrementally. Many teams adopt Scrum but still…

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4 Stages of Agile Adoption

I typically see teams in one of 4 stages when adopting Agile practices. The Multi-Sprint Hand-Off Teams here are working in Sprints. 2 week Sprints. They have a requirements Sprint, a Design Sprint, a Coding Sprint and a testing Sprint. This might be better than what they were doing before but it is still taking 8…

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