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Getting to a Scrum Virtuous Cycle

I’ve been fortunate to have been involved in Agile and Scrum with a variety of teams in several different companies.  It’s been interesting to see how Agile is adapted to the particular nature of a given organization – I don’t know of any place where “pure” Scrum is practiced, though …

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HealthCare.gov and the Case of the Missing Interface Requirements

Interface requirements have taken centre-stage with the launch of the federal government’s online marketplace for insurance: Healthcare.gov. As eager enrollees rushed to access the new website, they saw first-hand what happens when a system developed by more than 50 different contractors lacks detailed definition of the data passing between systems. …

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Scope Control Never Ends

I’m working with a group that is trying institute good process.  A lot of the team is new, and they all have various backgrounds.  A developer came up to me the other day and proudly announced that he had coded something that was on the roadmap for a future release, …

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