Tag Archives: Agile

Jira and Confluence for RTMs and My Framework

I finally finished the Udemy course on Jira and Confluence. As I watched each section of the course I thought about how the capabilities of the two products can be used to represent Requirements Traceability Matrices, and furthermore how they … Continue reading

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Of Pencils, the Division of Labor, Building Teams, and Knowing What the Heck Is Going On

The conversation at the watering hole after this evening’s CharmCityJS Meetup was interesting as usual. In between talking with and encouraging some of the younger attendees and speakers I spoke with a senior develop about a contract he was finishing … Continue reading

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Nine SDLC Cross-Functional Areas

I met the very impressive Kim Hardy at an IIBA Meetup in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago. She is passionate about relating her insights to people, their needs and values, and how to make them effective, engaged, and happy while … Continue reading

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A Better Insight Into Agile and Scrum Roles

I’ve been attending a lot of meetups over the last few months and the one for the Pittsburgh chapter of the IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysts) was special because of the terrific speaker. A gentleman named Rick Clare gave … Continue reading

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Context of a Scrum Product Owner

The USS Constitution, launched in 1797, is possibly the oldest wooden ship still afloat. Over two hundred years of repairs, retrofits, and refurbishing has left only an estimated ten to fifteen percent of the original timber in place. I’ve read … Continue reading

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Scrum Product Owner – Basic Outline

I found it helpful to review my notes on the role of a Scrum Product Owner and place an outline here to which I can refer quickly. Three Pillars of Scrum Transparency Inspection Adaptation Iron Triangle (from Project Management) Scope … Continue reading

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Agile and Scrum Balance Needs of Different People

I first encountered the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator in 19(cough, cough…) and have done quite a bit of reading about it since. I’m aware of its weaknesses but the primary interest for me is its role in making me aware … Continue reading

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