What We Believe About Agile

By |2020-03-25T14:36:00-04:00January 7th, 2015|Process|

Happy New Year! We hope that 2015 started great for you. To kick off what we expect to be more frequent blogging, this post describes what we believe about Agile. I'm motivated to write this for two reasons - to explicitly state our point of view and to prepare for a Certified ...
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User stories vs user goals

By |2020-03-25T14:37:59-04:00February 27th, 2013|Process, Product|

 The problem: Agile developers want user stories; product managers want to bring back stories from the market about users. What we REALLY need is to understand user goals. Is there a difference? Let’s see. User stories are one of the most misunderstood and misapplied artifacts of Agile development. As often happens ...
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Portfolio Roadmap Example

By |2020-03-25T14:37:59-04:00January 4th, 2013|Product|

Executives, sales people, and marketing leaders are often frustrated with the short-term focus in product management, particularly those using agile development methods. Leaders have no idea what is planned—if anything—beyond the next two-week sprint. And that’s why they ask for a roadmap. A portfolio roadmap has become the preferred way ...
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Writing Good User Stories

By |2020-03-25T14:38:00-04:00February 7th, 2011|Process|

User stories are tool that originated from Extreme Programming and have become the de facto way Agile teams document and collect their requirements.  There is a lot written on user stories (link, link, link), so I am just going to talk about what I consider important in writing good stories since I ...
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