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If you remember from my previous blog article, we saw how the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) used Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) as its mechanism for prioritziation. Whether you are getting ready for your SAFe transformation or you’d like to prioritize any efforts that are too large or complex to be done in a single […]

This year, Isos Technology was honored to be a platinum sponsor of Agile Arizona. Agile Arizona is the Southwest’s regional conference for Scum & Agile practitioners, coaches, trainers and enthusiasts. You probably noticed the logo of Agile Arizona is the Desert Jack Rabbit (AKA Hare) native to Arizona. Why do you think this is the […]

As an Atlassian Support Lead, I often speak to clients about implementing best practices for their Jira instance. Some are new to Atlassian products, others are experiencing a large company growth, and many are simply trying to work more efficiently. Many organizations want to take full advantage of Jira’s capabilities and easily become overwhelmed. At […]

With just under three weeks left until Agile Arizona 2018, have you started thinking about how you will get the most out of the conference? If not, it’s probably time to get started. Here are a few ideas on how to get the most out of the Agile Arizona 2018. Brush up on Agile frameworks […]

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 […]

Isos Technology is proud to bring you the first part of the second episode of the Glass Hammer podcast. You might be asking, “what is the Glass Hammer?” It is a podcast centered around the business and cultural aspects of Agile. We will share observations, discuss common issues and provide insights on successful incorporation of […]

It’s easy to use Agile Epics for the wrong purposes. Knowing what Epics should be used for will help you avoid pitfalls when using Epics.

I’m frequently asked the question: If a team wants to maintain stories that are deemed unnecessary, what is the best way to show these in Jira versus having a status of “cancelled”. Recommendation My view is to move issues to a Done status (any status with a Status Category of “Done”) and update the resolution […]