category 'agile'

What Is Uclusion

What Is Uclusion

There are many blogs these days explaining why a distributed team or remote work requires you have fewer meetings. Uclusion was built with a different point of view. Years of...

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What's your next agile experiment?

What's your next agile experiment?

Agile requires you to do three things: You commit to eliminating wasted work You run experiments to find new ways of working You let development teams judge the outcome of...

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Don't code in bad environments

Don't code in bad environments

Looking back on my 19 years as a developer with some very long stints in positions, I can say this with some certainty: If you want to remain relevant as...

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Beyond Code Factory

Beyond Code Factory

Agile experiments you can try to improve the way you work What’s your next agile experiment? establishes why you need to continuously improve how your software development team works. But...

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Preventing Code Factory

Preventing Code Factory

It was 2003 and I was working with a consulting firm doing software for Stanford IT. It was pure code factory (first blog in this series). Minimal contact with the...

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Escaping Code Factory

Escaping Code Factory

Code factories grow from a belief that developers perform better when directed as much as possible.

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Reclaim Your Retro!

Reclaim Your Retro!

TL;DR: Your team needs to drop retrospective meetings and use that time for self-organized improvement.

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Don't Let Mandatory Developer Meetings Suck You In

Don't Let Mandatory Developer Meetings Suck You In

Last century’s way of doing things isn’t just annoying; it’s dangerous.

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Why Demo Meetings Require Insanity

Why Demo Meetings Require Insanity

You can’t be “Done” and also demoing for feedback.

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Tools and Methodologies Nudge Us

Tools and Methodologies Nudge Us

Nudge theory, influencing behaviour without coercion, is an important part of how our work environment is created - especially in startups.

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How to Get Customer Input with Uclusion

How to Get Customer Input with Uclusion

Customer collaboration is a main tenant of agile Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. As a complete collaboration solution Uclusion provides Initiatives and Dialogs to solve the problem of more easily...

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Waterfall and Scrum Are Not Opposites; Waterfall and Autonomous Teamwork Are

Waterfall and Scrum Are Not Opposites; Waterfall and Autonomous Teamwork Are

Here’s the original paper on Scrum from 1986 and its intention for autonomy:

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The Risk of Believing in Easy Software Development

There are fields like medicine, research, construction and entertainment where its widely excepted that any one project will be difficult and you do the best we can with the process...

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Colocation is dead

Colocation is dead

Colocation in an agile context means all team members are in the same office.

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The Story Behind Uclusion

The Story Behind Uclusion

We founded Uclusion to solve the problem of working on what is most important. Over the years we’ve had many experiences that led us to strongly believe there has to...

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