Latest Updates – April 2024

Welcome to the Long Awaited Dark Theme!

We have always received recognition for the nice, pleasant, and intuitive UI. And now, your eyes can enjoy a well-deserved break they need!

Why Dark Theme? First, it is style and elegance – another great way to experience our platform. Reduced eye strain – using the platform daily, it is great to reduce eye fatigue, especially during nighttime browsing. And, energy saving…

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Micromanagement in Software Development… and its YOUR fault!

If you were attracted to the topic of this article, there is a strong chance that you’ve been subjected to micromanagement. You close your eyes to remember those moments of unnecessary, controlling supervision and immediately will feel the level of frustration and temperature rising with the very thought of constant interruption, distraction, and annoyance. A […]

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Rediscovering ‘Time Left’: The Agile Element We’ve Overlooked for Years.

In Agile and Software Development, the overlooked “Time Left” principle holds untapped potential to enhance project management and team efficiency. Its underuse highlights a significant gap in Agile practices, especially given its absence in mainstream discussions and documentation. Surprisingly, this principle could be a game-changer in productivity and team dynamics, challenging and potentially revolutionizing current […]

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From Agile to Burden. The Impact of Agile on Your Growing Tech Debt!

When we think back to the Waterfall and Iterative development methodologies taught 20 years ago, the terminology of “Tech Debt” didn’t exist. We worked on architectural improvements, but because our engineering process required much more thorough up front design considerations, the final product ( though slow to develop ) usually […]

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Agile Anti-Pattern – Budgeting Time

Those of us who worked in lots of different companies and Teams have probably heard a these common questions during Sprint Planning. How much time should we allocate for Bugs? How much time should we reserve for Prod Release Support? How much time should we block out for unexpected A,B,C scenarios? And it’s no surprise, the Team is […]

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Sprint Zero, a Failure Spiral and a Bad Idea!

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to join a team at the start of the Project or Product, you may have been a witness how many organizations make a wrong step from the very the start, eventually leading to severe complications of execution and maybe even a complete failure. The main cause of this can […]

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How Work Breakdown Structure is Killing Your Agility

So, you work in JIRA during the Sprint Planning or Backlog Grooming session and go through the next user story to determine what needs to be completed to meet the requirements. And immediately, it’s clear that the goal of the user story touches a lot of different components. The reaction – we need to create […]

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Immutable – a Recipe for Scrum?

Let’s first address the issue of immutability. Scrum is a framework that demonstrates real and proven results in helping teams drive execution and continuous self improvement. This in turn provides return on the investment of adopting Scrum – a framework that makes things move faster, more accurate from needs perspective, and at better quality. Sounds great, doesn’t it? And what make…

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Revamping Your Agile Daily Meeting or Daily Scrum

The conventional approach to running a Daily Meeting is by coming together and having each member of the Team talk about what they have accomplished yesterday, what they plan on accomplishing today and any impediments that stand in the way. The entire meeting is to take no longer than 15 minutes and focuses on keeping […]

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PR Reviews – an Achilles heel of Agile Development

Everyone who worked on an Agile Team has been a witness to this behavior. Daily Standup is going great, everyone seems to make decent progress, until the very first development task is completed and the Story Owner creates a Pull Request (PR) and requests PR Review. This is the fine moment of truth, the one […]

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New Exciting Movement – Enterprise Software Designed FOR People

If you follow the news in Technology and Innovation, you’ve probably heard of a startup called TripActions rebranding itself as Navan and launching a new trend in Software and Product Development – Business Software Designed for People. Navan (TripActions) was founded almost 8…

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Honest Conversation with an Agile Purist – Part 1

Oh boy, does this subject line raise the level of emotion. I’m sure it does for lots of people. Lets face it, the industry has been doing Agile for over 20 years now, but the perfect world of Agile as envisioned in its ideal form is like a Unicorn. Perfect in every way and as […]

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