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Prioritise user stories and produce more value sooner

You’ve just finished user story mapping for your Agile Project Kick-off. Your next step is to prioritise user stories. Find out how and why.

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User story mapping – plot your path to a successful product

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Pragmatic personas template and tips

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Elevator pitch template and tips

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Press release template and tips

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The Team Charter – build a better team together

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Product Vision presentations that inspire

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Project kick-off agenda: Running the workshop

Get an example one-day Agile project kick-off agenda, learn what each activity achieves and get tips for facilitating the workshop. … Continued

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The Agile Project Kick-off Kit

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The Product Owner’s guide to working with developers

Are you a Product Owner wondering how to get the best from your development team? Find out what gets developers humming.

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From good to great product ownership

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Boost’s 5 trends for 2017

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The art of the retrospective

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How reducing your batch size is proven to radically reduce your costs

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Prioritising versus ordering: what is the difference and why does it matter?

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Mindfulness and Agile – different sides of the same coin?

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Te Papa changes tack to deliver their flagship website

We’re always keen to help our partners deliver better results, and we were delighted to be invited to run a … Continued

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Clay McGregor gets Agile certified and scores a new career

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Railsn00bs gets a boosted presence

Taylor’s flatmate wanted a different meeting space for the Railsn00bs October meet-up, so Taylor put forward Boost’s office for the gathering and … Continued

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How getting involved led to better outcomes for our client

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Waterfall and why it’s not suitable for software development

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Agile transition – workshopping the roles

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The case for organisational democracy

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‘Product ownership is a team sport’

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The Board – Episode 47 – Scaling Agile

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The Board – Episode 46 – Agile Tools

In Episode 46 of The Board, we talk about: Which Agile tools we use to help us succeed Our opinions … Continued

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InfoQ interview: Building a Freedom-centered organisation

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The Board – Episode 44 – Estimating

In The Board we talk about various Agile topics. This week we talked about Estimating. We discussed what story points … Continued

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Working documentation – The perfect complement to working software

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Reduce risk by limiting work in progress

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Jim Highsmith offers a 2015 prescription for adaptive CIO leadership

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Don’t let ‘fair’ keep you from success

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The daily technique that will align your actions with your values

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Replacing the user story with the job story

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Nathan Donaldson – Thoughts, stories and ideas

Our Managing Director Nathan has started a blog with regular posts about Agile and ways to improve workflow within your … Continued

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The Board – Episode 43 – Agile Training

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The Board – Episode 42 – User Stories

In Episode 42 of The Board, we talk about: What a user story is Some of the difficulties people find … Continued

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The Board – Episode 41 – Velocity

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The Board – Episode 40 – Developing Cross-Functional Teams

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The Board – Episode 39 – Is Agile the Goal?

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The Board – Episode 38 – Impact Mapping

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The Board – Episode 37 – Product Discovery Workshops

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The Board – Episode 36 – Designing Agile Spaces

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The Board – Episode 35 – Agile Fluency

In Episode 35 of The Board, we talk about: Agile fluency and different directions teams can head in Delivering value … Continued

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The Board – Episode 34 – Scrum vs. Kanban

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The Board – Episode 33 – Arbejdsglaede “Happiness at Work”

In Episode 33 of The Board, we talk about: Arbejdsglaede or happiness at work benefits ranging from workflow to the … Continued

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The Board Episode 32 – Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation

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The Board Episode 31- No Estimating and Mob Programming

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The joy of timeboxed meetings

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Impact mapping

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The Board Episode 30 – Signs you are doing Agile wrong

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The Board Episode 29

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The Board – Episode 28 – Agile health checklist

In Episode 28th of The Board we talk about a training day we recently ran and about our Agile health … Continued

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The Board Episode 27 – MVP vs MMP and CITCON

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The Board – Episode 26: Perceptions of Scrum

On episode 26 of The Board we talked about perceptions of Scrum, and in particular tackling negativity.

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Success sliders

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Scaled Agile Framework – Release Planning

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The smiley face game

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The Board – Episode 25

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New free workshop – An introduction to running Agile projects at scale

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The Board – Episode 24

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Agile Manifesto number four – How responding to change is testing a hypothesis

It’s been ten months since my  first blog post on the Four Agile values. At the time, I was transitioning … Continued

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Ringing out the red – making the most of the Boost blog

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Guest post: Playing The Kanban game

Garreth Morgan and 2 of his colleagues from ikeGPS here in Wellington recently joined us to play The Kanban Game. Playing … Continued

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What does Lego and building high quality software have in common?

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The Board – Episode 22

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The Board – Episode 21

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Scaled Agile Framework – The Team Level

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The Board – Episode 20

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The Board – Episode 19

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The Kanban game

Last Friday five of us took a couple of hours to sit down and play The Kanban game, which had … Continued

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SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Certification

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How does increased transparency reduce risk in software development projects?

Why is lack of transparency a problem? Lack of transparency leads to poor quality, which has a strong negative impact … Continued

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The Board – Episode 18

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The Board – Episode 17

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The Board – Episode 16

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Reducing risk with Agile prioritisation

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Managing Risk with Agile

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Boost at Agile 2013: Part 5 – Day Four

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Boost at Agile 2013: Part 4 – Day Three

Part four of our series of posts about Agile 2013 has just gone up over on boostagile.com. In today’s post we talk … Continued

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Boost at Agile 2013: Part 3 – Day Two

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Boost at Agile 2013: Part 2 – The Conference Begins

Part two of our series of posts about Agile 2013 has just gone up over on boostagile.com. In today’s post … Continued

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Boost at Agile 2013: Part 1 – Constellations in the Bio-dome

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The Board – Episode 15

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Testing the Boost website – semantic differentiation

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The Board – Episode 14

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Think Visual workshop, 29th August, Wellington

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An unexpected Scrum graphic

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The Board – Episode 13

During Episode 13 of The Board we looked at some of the challenges faced by new Agile/Scrum teams as well … Continued

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The new Boost website is live

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The Treasure Island Retrospective

This short video demonstrates how to run a retrospective we devised and ran recently for one of our Scrum teams. It … Continued

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The Boost website evolution

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Do you need a Scrum Master?

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The Board – Episode 12

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The Board – episode 11

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The Board – episode 10

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The Board – episode 9

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The Board – episode 8

On episode 8 of The Board Nathan and Kirstin talked about Agile in China and the Scaled Agile Framework. We … Continued

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The Board – episode 7

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The Board, Episode 6

Paul Flewelling and Kirstin Donaldson hosted Episode 6 of The Board and they covered: Scrum teams, what they are, how … Continued

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The Board, Episode 5

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The Board, Episode 4

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The Board, Episode 3

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The Board, Episode 2

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The Board, Episode 1

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Expanding the format of The Board

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The Rope Game

We’ve put together a short video segment on one of the many learning games we play with people to help … Continued

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Agile Manifesto number three

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Agile Manifesto number two

Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation One of the things I enjoy about the Agile Manifesto is it’s depth whilst remaining … Continued

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Agile Manifesto numero uno

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Certified Scrum Master course at Boost

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The tiny Scrum

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From boats to Agile

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Explaining an Agile Coach to Mother

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How we integrate UX and Design in to Scrum – An Agile Welly Presentation

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Boost Website progress

We are still working behind the scenes on the Boost website and another sprint has come to an end, bringing … Continued

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Boost talks Agile

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Boost Website progress

We’ve been continuing our work on the Boost website. Over the last few sprints we’ve shipped the following features: Request … Continued

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Two new Agile workshops at Boost

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Agile training with Boost and NZTE’s voucher scheme

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Scrummaker: The project kick-off

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Scrummaker: The technical discussion

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Scrummaker: The experience mapping workshop

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Scrummaker: the customer validation process

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Scrummaker, or, building a new Agile product in two days

Boost closed its doors for an all-hands two-day product development workshop, to build a new tool for teams running Agile retrospectives that we’ve named Scrummaker.

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Join us for a Scrum game run by Kane Mar

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Scrum and the Boost website, the evolution continues

We’ve just completed Sprint 4 of our boost.co.nz Scrum and our site has evolved in some obvious and not so obvious ways. Testimonial We’ve … Continued

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Scrum lunch at Boost

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Scrumming the Boost website

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Boost’s first Scrum lunch meetup

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Scrum meet-up at Boost

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Taking Scrum to Shanghai, China

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Certified Scrum Master course at Boost

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Boost’s free Friday Agile workshops

Every Friday we run free workshops about Agile development here at the Boost offices in Wellington. To find out more, … Continued

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Test Driven Development and Agile

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WorldBlu officially recognizes Boost New Media as a democratic workplace

We’re very pleased to announce that Boost New Media has been named as one of only 48 companies who are … Continued

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From traditional project manager to Scrum Master – a free talk at Boost

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Behavior Driven Development and Cucumber, embracing agile development

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Business Analysts and Scrum projects: A short case study

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Use cases vs user stories in Agile development

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Tina Fey’s Four Rules of Improv, as applied to Scrum

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Scrum, a beginners experience

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Agile coaching: I thought I was, but I wasn’t

I’ve been coaching members of the Boost team in Agile off and on over the last few years, and by … Continued

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My First Sprint (with Scrum)

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Pair programming: When and why

Here at Boost we’ve been pair programming for a while, and seeing benefits in the form of cohesion and knowledge … Continued

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The 2011 Scrum Guide – a quick review

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Improving user stories with a Definition of Ready

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Jeff Sutherland on the History and Structure of Scrum

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Free Friday Agile workshops at Boost

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Scrum in 10 Minutes

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Jean Tabaka on the Golden Circle of Agile & StackExchange for project management

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Agile experiments: creating user stories with story mapping and ‘buy a feature’ prioritisation

Here at Boost we’ve been running Agile projects (using Scrum) internally for about five years, and with clients for more … Continued

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10 Great Scrum and Agile Practitioners on Twitter

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alpha.gov.uk – the UK Government releases an agile prototype for a single government website

Last week the UK Coalition Government launched alpha.gov.uk, a prototype of a possible single government website aimed at making government … Continued

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Adapting Agile’s visible workspaces to the humble to-do list

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User stories and stakeholders – bringing people on board with Agile

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User stories in action – the Agile development process

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User stories: a beginner’s guide to acceptance criteria

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User stories: a beginner’s guide

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Here we go, here we go, here we go …

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Scrum and Kanban – a developer’s perspective

We’ve been using Kanban for a few weeks now on some projects, taking over from Scrum where appropriate. We’ve used … Continued

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Scrum and Kanban – less is more

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