Reading through the /r/agile subreddit the other day, I recently came across the following question: Hi, We are trying to implement LeSS in our company. Devs often work on various support tickets for customers. They are quite small like 2H or something like that. Should they be on the board? Should we estimate? Often they […]

It’s that time of the year again. Yup… Agile Arizona 2018 is just around the corner. This year it will be held at the Desert Willow Conference Center from November 14 – November 16. So why should you go to Agile Arizona 2018? Here are five very good reasons. 5. Learn more about Agile “I […]

When working with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), you may deal with types of work that can be decomposed into Stories lasting longer than a typical Scrum iteration, while fitting within the time frame of a Program Increment (PI). It is best to classify these issues as Features. Larger-scoped business initiatives will often take a […]

If you count yourself among the nine million people who use Lucidchart, you have probably enjoyed our easy drag-and-drop functionality and compatibility across operating systems when you’re working visually. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out these tips, selected specifically for software developers, to make sure you’re making the most of all […]

Here’s a hard truth about technical projects: non-trivial projects will accrue technical debt. It doesn’t matter how good your processes are. Over time, technical debt will grow until you are faced with the tough decision of letting the project die or actively reducing the debt.
And, as you make this decision, and diagrams will be your friend.

By definition, agile teams are cross-functional and self-sufficient—they include members capable of taking a project through every step of development, from inception to code release. With a diversity of roles—managers, developers, testers, designers, and ops engineers—working so closely together, timely and effective communication is absolutely essential if agile teams hope to complete their stories on […]

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