Develop your agile mindset – Web and PHP Magazine

This article originally appeared in the February 2013 edition of Web and PHP magazine and is republished with permission.

On Scrum projects, teams talk about delivering a working increment of functionality every sprint but what does this mean exactly?  Do teams need to deliver to a production environment every sprint?  This may work for maintenance projects, but what does this mean for new projects starting from scratch?  What kind of teams do you need to build increments of functionality every sprint?  In this article, we will discuss cross functional teams, increments of functionality and minimum feature sets.

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Finish multiple projects faster – Web and PHP Magazine

This article originally appeared in the December 2012 edition of Web and PHP magazine and is republished with permission.

Many web design firms work on too many projects simultaneously.  When these firms start using agile software development practices, it forces them to look for different solutions to develop and meet the needs of their customers.  This article presents ideas to consider if you want your web development teams to focus on one project at a time.

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Identifying the stage of your agile team

What stage does your agile team gravitate around? Are you leading a Stage 2 team where the center of gravity is life sucks? Or are you in a tribe of high performing Stage 3 achievers that do not play well together? This week, as part of my continuing series of articles supporting my Tribal Agility talk, I will present some easy signs to help you identify the current stage of your Agile team. To learn more about these signs, you will have to read on.

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How to build triads on Agile teams

In my last blog post, I wrote an introduction to triads. The popular question I got by e-mail from a few readers was: “Nice idea, but how do I apply this in real life?”  As part of my continuing series of articles to support my Tribal Agility talk, I will write about building triads in agile teams this week.  Are you working in an Agile environment with a stage two tribe?  Would you like to use triads to break through collaboration barriers?  To learn more, I invite you to read on.

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