Category Archives for Agile

Production support in agile / scrum

A common question I see asked is “how do we do production support in agile / scrum?”. This is a harder problem than it might at first seem. It definitely adds some complexity to the problem of prioritizing work. There are three stages to solving it properly. What actually is production support? Production support or […]

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What to Learn From Business Failure

(This is a contributed post) If your business has just gone south and you’ve got nothing left of it, you’re probably not keen to think about which lessons you should be learning from it right now. But that’s exactly what you should be doing if you’re going to improve as a person, make progress and […]

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How To Make Your Small Business Look More Professional

(This is a contributed post) As much as you might like it to be otherwise, sometimes we need to accept that our skills are only going to get us so far. There’s a reason why the world’s smartest person never becomes President – or anywhere close to it! It’s because there are many other skills […]

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Is Freelance Truly Free?

(This is a contributed post) Talking to small business owners and freelance workers, it’s easy to spot a common theme when it comes to their reasoning for choosing their job. As modern jobs become less friendly, while also increasing in pressure, it makes sense that some want to escape the mainstream, breaking into a world […]

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Making A Big Impression In the Community With Your Small Business

(This is a contributed post) Why do you do what you do? Is it because you want to make a positive difference in other people’s lives? Is it because you want to introduce new people to something you feel very passionate about? Is it so that you can use your skills and expertise to push […]

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Side Hustles For The Financially Savvy

  (This is a contributed post) There are plenty of ways to earn money from home these days, from writing a blog to answering surveys to taking on a home- based position where you work for a company but remotely. These are great as they mean most people can either work from home or earn […]

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Problems with story point estimates

Story point estimates have become standard in agile and Scrum. There are a number of problems with these estimates, however. This article will explain what they are, and what the alternatives are. Where do story points come from? The history of story points is a little unclear. Ron Jeffries’ name often comes up. He claims […]

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How To Fund an Early Stage Business

(This is a contributed post) Funding an early stage business can be a challenge, particularly with the current economic climate, as the majority of people are unable to get a loan from their bank in order to start a business today unless it is secured on their property; and many people aren’t in the position […]

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Improve Employee Collaboration With These Remarkable Tips

(This is a contributed post) We all know that two heads are better than one. When we come together and bounce ideas off each other, we often find that we can be a lot more productive in an office environment. And, by setting teams on a task together rather than allocating it to just one […]

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Downsize Your Office & Boost Productivity

(This is a contributed post) There’s nothing more exciting than expansion as a business. Growth has always been something to strive for in the business world, particularly as growth often equals more profit, more demand and more success for your company. While there was always the illusion that a large and fancy office meant that […]

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