Using a Hero’s Journey to Create an Inspiring Vision

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About a year ago, I was at the St. Louis airport waiting out a summer weather flight delay. As one might do in these scenarios, I went on a quest to find some easy reading that peaked my interests. I stumbled upon a relatively new book called Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller. I

10 Ideas to Make Backlog Refinement Rock

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Backlog Refinement

Before we go through the ten ideas, it’s important to take note of two really important things — backlog refinement is a team sport and backlog refinement is continuous — not just one session every couple weeks. So although most of the ideas are focused on the backlog refinement session, the intent is to introduce

Testivus for the Rest of Us: A Whole Team Testing Experience

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Happy Testivus

The Story I want to share a true story of a relatively newly formed agile team. We were made up of ten engineers writing and testing code in C++, Java, and fully embracing the emerging javascript frameworks. The application we were building was both complex and complicated. We were learning how to launch a product,

An Agile Team Task by Any Other Name – A To Do

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Sprint Planning Hell

Let me first say, I know the idea of task decomposition is fairly well covered and some might call it a basic practice of any team; however, as a coach helping teams to adopt agile software development, I don’t always see teams finding this practice of defining “how to get to done” as a natural

Cold Day = Bacon, Black-Bean Chili

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Well it is very cold outside — even in Atlanta, Georgia.  When it’s cold — it’s time for one of our favorite household recipes which is Bacon, Black-Bean Chili.  If you happen to be a chili fan, this is a recipe you’ll love.  I usually add some extra jalapeno and every once in a while,

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