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Top 5 Agile Plugins for TFS

A little while back, we covered our top 5 project management plugins for TFS. Since TFS is not just about project management, but also about Agile, this week, we thought of taking a look at the best 5 Agile plugins for the Team Foundation Server. Before you are our picks for the most beneficial plugins. …

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Vulcanizing Kanban

Finding out about and covering various Kanban approaches is always very interesting – we want to stay on top of innovation that you are creating in the market. So when a creator of the Arrow Kanban board, Tomas Rybing, reached out to us with his new invention, we were both eager and excited to check …

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PRINCE2 Agile – the long awaited savior?

It often said, that the best things come out of the most unexpected solutions and unexpected is the word that comes up often after hearing about the PRINCE2 Agile method. For most of us it is hard to believe that the two fundamentally different approaches have been merged into one successfully and that this solution …

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Scrum – the silent facilitator of trust

Image Credit: © Depositphotos.com/bst2012 Trust is not only a great, but an essential asset to have within any team. It allows for ideas to flow freely, eliminates looking over each other’s shoulder and mergers different people into a unit. A team that trusts each other, brings forward better and faster results, makes the clients happier …

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Agile Startups – How Do Lithuanians Do It?

Both Agile and Startups are terms that have gained massive buzz in the business world over the last years. However, the idea of them mixing with each other has come up only recently. Startups that have been traditionally visualized as messy and uncoordinated have taken up a method that requires teamwork, planning efforts and timed …

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Amazon: The Story Of Productivity Taken Too Far

When reading the expose on Amazon workforce in New York Times, I could not but notice the similarities between the work philosophy that Jeff Bezos has installed upon Amazon and the one of Agile. Both have a set of principles, both strive to accumulate productivity and eliminate waste, yet it was difficult to believe, Agile …

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Agile government – still a far off dream?

If there is one thing most of us can agree on is that government institutions are long overdue for an organizational change. Whether it is a simple license renewal or important permits and documents, the process is never clear, short or easy. And with the recent growth of agile popularity, there is really no surprise …

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Top 5 Most Innovative Kanban Boards

A few weeks ago we gathered up the top 5 most interesting scrum boards, unveiling the creativity and innovation in scrum. This time we decided to take another popular agile method – Kanban and see how the teams behind this approach have modified and improved their boards to make them more productive or even more …

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The Hierarchy of Agile Methods

If you, just like us, ever found yourself confused by the number of agile methodologies and their hierarchy, then this post is exactly for you. We use the picture below as our cheat sheet and thought some of you would like it as well. So let us dive in! As expected, at the core of …

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Sprint Retrospectives and The Wheel of Change

Retrospectives, even though a valuable part of any sprint, are often disregarded and underestimated by scrum teams. Team members and the scrum masters feel that if there were no major issues during the sprint, there is really nothing to be discussed. This could not be further from the truth however and in fact goes against …

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