Tag: agile

The difference between caring and caring enough to do something

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UX Runway – How to Incorporate UX with Agile/Scrum Teams

So I’ve alluded to a UX runway and my work with Agile and UX in some of my previous posts, but what does that mean? Agile has been the buzz for the past decade and UX was quick behind. First, let me give some background on UX and my role on the team.

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I’m being an Agile player

So I’m being an Agile player. I’m dating a few different versions of Agile to see which works best while trying to keep it from the other methods I’m test driving. Don’t tell Scrum that I was scoping out Kanban. Don’t let Kanban know I made a date to get to know TDD better. How can I help the team decide which is best when there are so many options to consider?

Sunk Cost

Sunk costs – when to cut your losses

A sunk cost is an accounting term referring to something (e.g. a project) that has been heavily invested in without success and will not continue to be funded. In these situations, often more money or time has been spent than is wise and it continues because so much has already been invested. The mantra is…
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Why making things “easier” makes them harder: The argument against modifying Scrum

I’m sure many ScrumMasters implementing have heard this or similar: we’re not like other teams; we do things differently; Scrum won’t work in our organization. The result is usually: “let’s modify Scrum so the adjustment is easier on the team/organization/processes.” Sound familiar? Well I’m going to call that bluff.

Scrum Integration with Waterfall Teams

Scrum works very well within its own construct, but when dependencies arise with teams that practice Waterfall, it can be tough to get the work you need on the docket in a timely fashion. Here are a few pieces of simple advice to make integration go more smoothly.