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What is story pointing and how does it work?

What is Story Pointing and How Does it Work?

Story Pointing Basics Alright, let’s take a look now at story pointing what are story points. Chances are you’ve heard a lot about story points, so let’s get to the bottom of exactly what they are and how they are used. Story points are used by teams to reflect the complexity or difficulty of a …

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Dealing with uncertainty with Agile training

Dealing with Uncertainty the Agile Way

Agile has Two Guiding Tenets Deliver small units of value to customers frequently Adapt to changing requirements and conditions based on feedback These go hand-in-hand as the first delivers to the customer and the second receives feedback from the customer to inform the future work. This loop can be applied to almost anything in life …

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Depressed about not accomplishing your goals?

Do you sometimes feel like you have let yourself down?

Are you occasionally frustrated that you aren’t accomplishing your goals? Do you get frustrated when you aren’t sure what specific task you should be focusing on?  These feelings are more and more common these days as people struggle to find meaning in their day between Zoom calls and status updates. The reason we all go …

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Uncrossing Wires at Work: Improving Team Communication

Uncrossing Wires at Work: Improving Team Communication

Communication is an essential ingredient for business success and at the team level, it is possibly the most important ingredient of all. You have probably worked on teams where the lines of communication got twisted or tangled. In those cases, it is hard to accomplish much of anything and even if you do there’s a …

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What is BDD Behavior Driven Development?

What is BDD?

Behavioral Driven Development is a method of breaking down customer requirements into discrete, real-life scenarios at the feature level. Simply put it is a way to use plain customer activities and expectations, known as customer requirements, to craft the feature set for a product. These customer requirements are then used to create the User Story …

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unconscious bias among teams

Unconscious Bias Among Teams

Most teams suffer from unconscious bias. In fact the more strongly you feel your team does not have this problem, the more likely it does. Unconscious bias is an unrecognized perception or judgment about a group, individual, or process that when compared to another is unfair. Why is unconscious bias bad for business? Hiring Practices …

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