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Software Development

Sprint Schedule Template

One the templates I’ve used most often as a ScrumMaster is a PowerPoint sprint schedule.  This tool is particularly useful for teams that are newly adopting Scrum.  Here are some examples of how I’ve used it… Continue reading “Sprint Schedule Template”

Five Signs That It’s Time to Ditch Your IT Roadmap

First, let me say that I’m a huge fan of roadmaps as information radiators for projects, programs, or the enterprise.  If done well, communicating large amounts of information in a beautifully simple set of boxes, text, and lines is nothing short of art.  However, done poorly and you’ve got yourself a multi-colored, pain-in-the-neck to update, distraction. Continue reading “Five Signs That It’s Time to Ditch Your IT Roadmap”

A Visceral Reaction to a Project Plan

I recently had my first negative visceral reaction to seeing a Microsoft Project plan in a meeting and I’m both frightened by it and sort of proud of it. Continue reading “A Visceral Reaction to a Project Plan”

Balancing Innovation with Stability

It’s been said that developing software is messy and it’s always messy..that’s just how it is…even with established technology and an experienced development team. But when you throw in new technology, things can even get messier because teams often are learning the technology at the same time they are building. Continue reading “Balancing Innovation with Stability”

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