Archive | May, 2013

Geek Reading May 31, 2013

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my Google Reader feeds. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. The Fundamentals of Bash Scripting ( Nettuts+) Javascript Templating […]

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Agile and Sales: Reflections on my first Scrum Sales Team

After working as a sales manager at two different Agile organizations I am often asked if sales can be Agile, and if so, how is it implemented? At my previous company, several departments chose to align with the development team’s 2-week sprints/builds.  The marketing department started using a Kanban/Scrum approach, and it made sense as […]

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Change Is Coming. A Travel Guide for Transitions.

I am very excited because we just finished the editing process of our new book! A Travel Guide for Transitions: Because Freaking Out About This by Myself Totally Sucks by Lori Kane and Bas de Baar What happens when so-called experts on transitions are facing major life transitions themselves? It may not be what you […]

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Hard to Read Handwriting Is Best for User Stories

I've always been envious of those with nice handwriting or even distinctive printing. I've always been in too much of a rush to do be better than barely legible at either. My handwriting ranks somewhere between a eight-year-old's and a doctor's. Pretty bad. But, I've learned that means I'm ideal for writing a team's user […]

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Thinking Together for Release Planning

I’ve been noodling on the phrase “Thinking Together”. Thinking Together is one aspect of the mindset that Product Owners need to embrace. I have been using this phrase with new Product Owners to explain why many Agile practices work. But each time I start to write about this simple idea, it gets complicated because I […]

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Geek Reading May 17, 2013

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my Google Reader feeds. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. How to Cross the Chasm ( Javalobby – The […]

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What Topics Would You Like Mike Cohn to Cover?

I’ve learned a lot about the challenges people face over the years across varying organizations when it comes to agile development and Scrum. But I’m always looking to help people solve their toughest or most nagging problems – and sometimes it’s easier to find out what those are just by asking. So today, I’m asking […]

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Managing Intake with Kanban Part 1

All software products need a way to manage intake for new and improved Features. In this two-part Blog, we will discuss using Kanban to schedule intake. The Product Owner and Product Sponsors will have many new ideas. Kanban is an ideal way to manage our intake process. We will use a hypothetical ecommerce application to […]

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