Tag: Agile (34 posts) Page 1 of 4

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Understanding the Need for Agile

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This post is the first in a series that we’re introducing to get back to the basics of agile and help you understand where these methodologies that have been so successful actually originate from. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Embracing Evil with Evil User Stories

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If you’re like most product managers, you probably have a backlog full of user stories representing just what you’d like to see your best users do with your product. But what about your not so great users? Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Velocity Is Not the Goal

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How is my team doing? How much have they done? Inevitably, after your team starts to make progress using an agile methodology, you’ll find yourself wanting to measure that progress. And as soon as you start to look at how to measure agile teams, you’ll encounter velocity. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Choosing the Right Iteration Length

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One of the most common questions facing teams that are new to agile is, “What’s the right iteration length for our team?” Although this question can seem daunting at first, there’s actually a simple way to find the answer. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Splitting Stories Across Teams

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If you are releasing a feature across both platforms, you may originally start with that feature described as a single user story but then split the story in two as each team tackles their respective implementations. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Finding the Right Amount of Backlog Refinement

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Many product managers struggle with getting the right level of detail in their backlog. If the backlog is too vaguely defined, then your team picks up stories that aren’t immediately actionable, which can slow them down. On the other hand, if the backlog is too well defined, then it becomes rigid and fails to evolve as your product takes shape. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Choosing the Best Slice of Your Story

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Learning to split large user stories into smaller user stories is one of the best things a team can do to improve their workflow. Not only are smaller stories easier to understand—and therefore easier to estimate—but their smaller size makes them inherently less risky for a team to take on. Read more...