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Agile vs productivity habits

We have encountered numerous positive changes in our day-to-day office life after adopting agile. The project process is more effective, the team members have clear tasks and responsibilities and we are able to adapt and react almost instantly. However, while agile practices do bring the team productivity up, the question remains whether they do propose …

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Plan for change – go ahead of the curve

“Plan all you want. What you do in the face of unexpected results matters much much more.” Planning is an inevitable part of a business reality. No matter what type or size of a business you run, planning ahead is crucial in order to be productive, effective and most importantly profitable. However, in the quickly …

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The monopoly of Agile

By no means is agile a new concept in the business world. It has been introduced more than a decade ago and has since changed the way people around the world approach work and project management. However, while agile is still spreading over to new areas, a natural question rises – what is next? Have …

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Scrum vs kanban – have a smooth transition

With agile methodologies being as popular as ever, there is no surprise that people are picking their favorites. Some (well actually most) prefer scrum, while others choose kanban. However, what does happen when teams decide that their choice is no longer fitting and go for a switch? Most struggle. Instead of having a smooth transition …

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Agile planning – the 5 scopes

The concept of planning within the agile methodology has often been misunderstood. Due to the commonly known statement “We value responding to change over following a plan” most of teams starting agile think that they will no longer need to plan for the future. Contrary to this popular opinion, planning plays just as big of …

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5 reasons to switch from your kanban board

Despite the fact, that kanban software solutions have been around for quite a while now, there are plenty of teams that still do not fully understand the benefits of switching from the traditional physical board. Instead of innovating to better their standings, they keep on working in the traditional methods and while this does not …

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Make the backlog work for you

At Eylean, we are always looking for different approaches to well-known things and when we find something interesting, we cannot wait to share it with you. Recently we came across an article describing an interesting take on managing a team’s backlog. Therefore this week we present – the story map backlog. A well-managed backlog is important …

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Agile trends for 2015

The recently released annual state of agile survey is great and informative. In fact, we loved it so much, we decided to analyze it‘s results and draw some predictions for 2015. Click on the picture below to get the full infographic and our insights.                       …

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TFS usage statistics reveal interesting facts

We have recently conducted a survey for TFS (team foundation server) users gathering information about their fundamental needs, likes and dislikes. The results were quite interesting and since good things should be shared, we present them to you. The survey respondents were comprised of various TFS users – 22% were developers and engineers, 14 % …

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