Category Archives for Agile

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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It’s not about the tools and processes…

tools and processes

I’ve been reading Quora lately, and despairing. Nearly every question about Agile there is in this format: “What tool is the best for doing {X} in Agile?”. This is disappointing. What happened to the Agile Manifesto? That bit where it says “People and interactions over processes and tools”? People seem to have forgotten the lesson – […]

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Agile Metrics: the Ultimate Guide

agile metrics ultimate guide

This guide has everything you need to know about agile metrics. So if you want to understand all the different metrics you can measure and how to use them, you’re in the right place. It will cover every possible metrics you would possibly want to use, and tell you what they mean, when you should […]

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5 Tips to interviewing for a Javascript job

The concept of web development has been evolving over the years. The number of software developers has increased. They strive to secure jobs with the best in the industry. JavaScript is among the core technologies that are used in web development. A job interview in this field requires adequate knowledge and can prove difficult for […]

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Software development is a design activity

software dev design activity

Software development is not a manufacturing activity Despite what a lot of people believe, software development is not a manufacturing activity. That is, it is not a process that takes some inputs (money and ideas, people, time, source code, compilers) and then manufactures some outputs (software; APIs, DLLs, database schemas). We have spent too long pretending it […]

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Four Management theories SMEs should understand

(This is a contributed post) Coming up with an idea is a piece of cake, as is putting it into practice. Hell, finding funding isn’t tricky any longer thanks to market saturation. The hardest thing by far is to be a manager. If only people saw things the way you did, there would be no […]

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