Agile Estimation: How Planning Poker Can Make Your Team More Effective

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5 min read Feeling deflated by disharmony among your agile team members? Or uneasy about project estimations that don’t reflect true project requirements? We’ve been there, but we’ve found a better way… It’s Planning Poker, an Agile estimation technique created by Mountain Goat Software that offers a more effective way to estimate work.

Pay Back Technical Debt with Agile Development

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6 min read Like it or not, traditional development approaches can slow you down. Find out how an Agile development pathway can help you pay back technical debt. (And help you reduce the amount of tech debt you accrue in the first place.) Go Agile, and do better!

How to Identify Technical Debt in Your Software

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5 min read Tech debt is scary, but there are some simple ways to ensure it doesn’t get out of control. Find out how to identify technical debt so you can stay in control of your software.

The Pomodoro Technique

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3 min read Pomodoro = Productivity! Find out how I use this simple time management technique to check-off my goals and meet deadlines. When work demands the best from you, this technique will help you use every minute productively.

Agile Principles: The Core Values and Principles of Agile Decision Making

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4 min read The term “Agile” is used loosely in the tech and software industries; but what does it really mean to be Agile? Can a team or a strategy be Agile just by following a step-by-step “plan” for development? Find out in this no-nonsense video by Mark Shead explaining Agile principles principles and the core values of […]

An Introduction to Story Points and How Using Them Can Improve Everything

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3 min read What? Using story points can help me improve everything?! It sounds too good to be true, but, yes; this one simple Agile development practice can do a lot for your process. Get introduced to story points and discover how using this one technique can help you do better across the board.