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Creative, Collaborative Scheduling

Have you ever had a project with several cross-functional workstreams, multiple internal and external parties, an aggressive schedule, and leads that wouldn’t commit to a deadline?  Sounds…

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Making Retrospectives Fun and Engaging

Making Retrospectives Fun and Engaging

Are your retrospectives becoming stale or repetitive? Are they failing to add value?  For new agile teams, does awkward reluctance impede honest input? Transforming the mundane into…

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user stories

Writing Effective User Stories

User stories are the smallest units of user functionality in agile which can be delivered in one agile sprint.  A user story must deliver particular value to…

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iterate

Iterate or Fail?

Agile development techniques have been more and more adopted by IT organizations trying to seek faster time-to-market and to reduce business risk thru frequent iterations & customer…

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product evangelist

The Evolution of a Product Evangelist

Product Managers evolve along a continuum into “Evangelists” with passion, training and experience. The Framework At Aspirent we believe that Product Evangelists make markets. They are industry…

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Estimation Sanity in an Agile World

Estimation Sanity in an Agile World

The myth that there is no estimation in an Agile development environment has been thoroughly debunked through various estimation strategies explained in articles like this and this.…

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