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Ensuring Quality With Acceptance Tests

Posted by Dave Todaro



I’ve found that the primary challenge in building software is, above all else, a communication problem. Someone needs to dream up what an application needs to do, and others need to build and test it. If there are communication issues along the way, that’s going to cost time.

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Diana Getman Speaks on Agile Project Estimating with Planning Poker at PMI Silver Spring

Posted by Ascendle Team

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Scrum vs. Agile – The Same or Not the Same?

Posted by Dave Todaro

Agile vs. Scrum. Scrum vs. agile. You hear them used almost interchangeably in the software industry. But are they really the same thing? If not, what characteristics set them apart?

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Daily Scrum Practices to Rock Your Next Sprint

Posted by Dave Todaro

I’ve talked about how Scrum leads to efficient, high performance teams a few times before.

And I’ve shared what organizations need to do to embrace agile development and Scrum.

But today I want to discuss something near and dear to my heart: the immense importance of your daily Scrum practices. Land these daily Scrum routines and you’ll be sure to rock your next sprint.

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Dave Todaro Speaking in Washington DC at the Project Summit Business Analyst World Conference

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Scrum Ceremonies: The Blueprint to a Highly Effective Sprint

Posted by Dave Todaro

Some meetings are necessary. Others...aren’t.

You’ve probably attended both kinds of meetings at one time or another – eagerly participating in the former and suffering through the latter. Yet even effective meetings often devolve into repetition, circular discussion, and chit-chat.

Scrum ceremonies were designed to avoid all that. Since a Scrum team’s goal is to produce the highest business value in the shortest time, unnecessarily long meetings can kill their efficiency. For this reason, Scrum replaces “meetings” with highly effective and structured “ceremonies.”

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Dave Todaro Returns to Product Camp Boston Conference in 2018

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Angelo Firenze will be in Maryland Speaking at The Versatile Project Manager Symposium 2018

Posted by Ascendle Team

 

On June 27, 2018, Scrum expert and Ascendle VP of Business Development, Angelo Firenze will lead a discussion on "The Agile PMO: How the Traditional Project Management Office fits into the Agile Landscape" at The Versatile Project Manager Symposium 2018. The event will be hosted by the PMI Silver Spring Chapter in Silver Spring, MD.

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What is Scrum?

Posted by Dave Todaro

Scrum is a term you'll often hear in software development conversations these days. But unless you're already familiar with it, you might not know exactly what it means.

Webster's dictionary defines Scrum as a rugby strategy (we'll get to that later) OR as "a place or situation of confusion or racket; a hubbub." Not exactly what we're looking for in our software development, is it?

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Angelo Firenze Speaking about the Agile PMO at PMI Long Island

Posted by Ascendle Team

 

On June 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Scrum expert and Ascendle VP of Business Development, Angelo Firenze will lead a discussion on "The Agile PMO: How the Traditional Project Management Office fits into the Agile Landscape" at the PMI Long Island Chapter. The event will be held at CA TechnologiesOne CA Plaza, Islandia, New York.

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