When Sprints End Badly

When Sprints End Badly Makes for a juicy retrospective, that is lively and focused towards something concrete to improve; It keeps your stakeholders engaged – not thinking that software development is always smooth and easy; It grounds everyone back to the Real World, where Sh*t does happen; And it makes the upcoming successes all the sweeter as each teams continues to learn, evolve, and grow in their agile journeys.

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The Agile Project Manager—Engaging Your Customer!

The agile methods come at software development by challenging many of our status quo practices. The first one is the engagement level of the ‘customer’. It’s my experience that most waterfall or traditional projects allow the customer to disengage after they start the project and provide an initial version of the requirements. After some time…later…they appear at the end of the project to receive their prize. Usually they’re disappointed in the end result—finding the functionality not living up to their original vision & expectations. This sort of “end-points” behavior leads…

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