Bad client behavior?

There is a blogpost on quora.com dealing with the topic of why some developers in prominent companies think of agile methodology as nonsense. The post concludes that the agile model is only usable for time-critical, short term projects lasting a maximum of six weeks. It…

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Agile Product Development

In today’s post we take a deeper look at a statement from the essay we have already been covering in a series of Hungarian blogposts. The passage we would like to analyse states: “Product development and architecture aren’t the programmer’s job, because they take longer…

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Team or Group

The terms “team” and “group” are quite often mixed up. It is not uncommon for a bunch of individuals to be huddled together (they might even be moved to sit next to each other in the same area) and be told that now they are…

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Feature selection made easy

Have you heard the phrase “Everything is important!” or “Everything is top priority”? Such statements can result in effects that ripple through product development. No matter what, delivery teams will have the same work capacity and they won’t be able to deliver more. Forcing the…

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What is a Scrum team?

There are two team definitions in Scrum which can sometimes be confusing. The Scrum team by definition is a self-organizing cross-functional team that regularly delivers potentially shippable product increments.

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Do we deliver value?

Working with Product Development teams and their Product Owners we see many – if not all – struggling with prioritization. The most common issues we see are: Every feature is important Prioritization is based solely on effort (instead of value) Lack of metrics that could…

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Top Management’s Relationship with Agile Methodologies

For any successful agile transformation it is essential to train all three involved parties (management, delivery and business side) within an organization – says Árpád Zsolt Bodó, the founder of Sprint Consulting. Today an agile training program, built into the employers’ compensation packages, is very…

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