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Before the year reaches its end, it is a great time to look back and evaluate. It has been a fun one for the Eylean blog, with various topics and a great group of guest  bloggers bringing in different perspectives. Without a doubt, some topic you liked more than others and there is no better way of ending the year than giving you your top articles. Below are the top 7 Eylean blog articles of…

As the New Year is fast approaching and we still have a little time before the festive mood takes over, this is a great time to stop to think and reflect. What have we done right and what aspects of our projects could be improved? While the answers to these questions will differ greatly in all situations, I have compiled some of the most common Agile malpractices into a resolution list for you to look…

While Kanban has been around for quite some time now, there are still many questions new practitioners have. To make sure you can get all the answers in one place, I have gathered 10 top questions about Kanban. Below you will find the answers to give your team as a head start. Is Kanban Agile? First and one of the most common questions people have about Kanban is whether it is actually…

Hiring any new team member is a tough job. You have to make sure the person not only has the skills to perform the tasks ahead, but also fits the company mentality and will get along with the current team. Therefore, when searching for a person to join you, it is important to know what you are looking for. Moreover, you should know what questions to ask in order to find out who they really…

There is no question that Scrum is one of the most popular project management practices today. Unfortunately, the successful adoption rate of Scrum is not as high as its popularity rating. Since the method yields such good results for various companies, it seems like those trying it out should do everything they can in order to succeed. However the reality is a little different. Too often, previous project management practices and underlying assumptions get in…

One of the most important tools for any Agile teams is the task board. This is where all the magic happens and thus it is important to have one that not only functions well, but that you like. Contrary to what you may believe, Agile task boards come in all shapes and sizes so you can truly pick and choose one that is closest to your style. To help you see the possibilities, here are…

When deciding to go Agile many teams find it difficult to see which of the many applications will be right for them. And in most cases without actually trying them out, it will be impossible to tell which will be the right fit from the start. However, there is a way of guiding teams into choosing something that will be the closest to their ideology. And if you could, wouldn’t you like to know where…

As more and more teams adopt Agile practices to their projects, we can find ample information on how to achieve success. However, in reading such information certain things can get easily lost. And more often than not, those are the important things. That’s why, I felt that another kind of an Agile list was in order. Instead of focusing on how to do Agile, I want to talk about the worst mistakes you should avoid.…

Follow these 12 agile principles with your team to get the best results. This guide is a simple reminder of the most important key points of successful project. Put it on the wall in your workplace to help your team learn agile principles or as a reminder. Perfect for anyone working on agile projects! This great infographic is provided by our partner KnowledgeTrain – the best agile project management courses you and your team…

Leading any team is a great responsibility. You are not only guiding your troops into battle against time and outside issues, but also are responsible for the outcome. There is no wonder, that many books have been written about leadership and how to master it’s skills. But do the same methods fit all the different environments and practices. I would doubt that and thus want to talk about what it takes to become a great…

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