Getting the Most out of Your Agile Meetings

One of the most common complaints of any software team during a retrospective is the issue of too many meetings. While agile ceremonies have the potential to provide a lot of value to the team when done correctly, often teams find themselves frustrated because the meetings did not provide enough (or any) benefit for the […]

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Red Tape and Federated Users

Background A client recently wanted to move several DevOps and scanning tools into the cloud, to which they were in the process of proving out and transitioning. We had a number of security scanning and static analysis tools, along with corresponding dashboards and a continuous integration server to orchestrate them. All of these tools were […]

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Documentation in Agile
DocumentationInAgile

Documentation in Agile is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the methodology. It is a common belief that those in an Agile workspace do not document or cannot fit documentation guidelines into the framework. This is (of course) false. When implemented correctly Documentation in Agile is not only possible, it thrives. To begin let’s […]

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Collaborating with a Highly Distributed Team
Man works on a laptop at a wood desk

More than 75% of Americans work remotely at least once a week, 43% work remotely at least half time, and 20% work remotely full time. According to Gallup, that trend is only going to continue to grow. Working remotely has numerous benefits including increases in productivity, employee retention, and diversity. A study by Stanford University […]

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Roles and KSA’s of Agile
Roles and KSA’s of Agile

When transitioning to Agile methodologies it can be easy to gloss over the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) required to compose a successful team. I’d like to cover the roles and KSA’s of typical Agile projects. This is not meant to be a strict guideline but rather a road map to inform your decision […]

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