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Dual-Track Scrum


Which is why I'm a big advocate for what is sometimes referred to as Dual-Track Scrum. Jeff Patton first shared with me the term "Dual-Track Scrum" and I prefer this term because it better captures the parallel nature of Discovery and Delivery. Lean UX and Dual-Track Scrum are made for each other.

Three Methodologies That Help Businesses Stay Creative


Scrum methodology. Scrum was developed for the software world since it is all about adapting to altering parameters and productivity.

Discovery Coaches


For many years, as teams move to Agile methods (they usually start with Scrum), many companies decide to contract with or hire an Agile Coach. These people are there to help the broader team – especially engineers, QA, product managers and product designers – to learn the methods and mindset involved in moving to Agile.

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[Review] Social Marketology


Social media marketing is probably the most heavily written management topic on the planet. These tend to be more inspirational than instructional.


Lightspeed is growing our Consumer Investing team

Lightspeed Venture Partners

His nickname is Tank and I wouldn’t have minded having him as a teammate in my rugby playing days either, holding me up in the scrum!


Managing Risk and Improving Efficiency of the Supply Chain

Up and Running

See Also: How to Solve Problems in Your Business: Kanban, Kaizen, and Scrum. Finding that balance isn’t easy. See Also: What Is a Balance Sheet?

Time-Boxing Product Discovery


In my last article I talked about one technique for applying Scrum concepts to product discovery – the opportunity backlog. This is at the heart of Scrum as a method, and is especially well suited to delivery because of our critical need to have frequent, consistent release vehicles. Time-limiting is what we did in Waterfall.


Startup Tools

Useful blogs and links for startups Click Here ————– 2. Simple editing. WebSequenceDiagrams - sketch sequence diagrams.

Product Fail


” These might be user stories or they might be more like some form of a functional spec but it’s purpose is to communicate with the designers and engineers what needs to be built. Finally the requirements and design specs make it to engineers. and 2) how much money or time will it cost? Mercenaries. Here’s why.

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Sprint Like An Egyptian: A Tech Entrepreneurship Revolution in Alexandria


Silicon Arabia has engineers in Russia as well as Egypt.) Tempers flared, fueled by the unrelenting midday sun. (It to 7 p.m.

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How To Scale a Development Team

For example: full-fledged SCRUM, heavyweight tools like Jira, or hiring a project manager or engineering manager. a tornado of razorblades. by Adam Wiggins. How To Scale a Development Team. organizations. Thu Apr 28 09:56:38 -0700 2011. An equally important challenge in a growing business is scaling your development team. Cohesion.

Startup Resources

Firebase : Are all your developers front-end engineers? Google Custom Search Engine. Google App Engine. Google App Engine â??

How to manage technical and creative people when you’re in-between the two

The Next Web

Talking scrum to creative won’t work as well as to developers. Christian Jurinka is Chief Engagement Officer and Co-founder of Attack!


The Nonconformist Who Built Tumblr

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The engineers, who run the site, are clustered on one side of me. A lot of our engineers have the same setup now. I''m very antischedule.


Using independent teams to scale a small company: A look at how games company Wooga works

The Next Web

Jesper Richter-Reichhelm is Head of Engineering at social games company Wooga. Here he gives an insight into the firm’s internal organization.


Lessons Learned: The lean startup

Startup Lessons Learned

See Customer Development Engineering for my first stab at articulating the theory involved) Ferocious customer-centric rapid iteration, as exemplified by the Customer Development process. I would add -- think of your development and running your business like a PM/Developer uses Agile or Scrum in software development. Less is more.

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Jeff Szczepanski- The Developer’s Guide To Running Sales Teams

Business of Software Blog

I’m actually, as I said a developer by training, an electrical engineer. The second of two video releases in a day! BoS in your inbox.


Have we Leaned to Far? Steve Johnson at BoS Conference USA 2014

Business of Software Blog

Tom Kelly was the lead engineer on the Lunar Lander back in the Apollo program and he said of course we were over budget. Sales engineer?


Lessons Learned: A new version of the Joel Test (draft)

Startup Lessons Learned

At IMVU , our engineering team accumulated thousands upon thousands of tests, and we had a build cluster (using BuildBot ) that ran them. There are several ways to make progress evident - the Scrum team model is my current favorite. At IMVU, our rule was that a new engineer needed to push code to production on their first day.

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The Baltic States: The New Hotspot of Tools for Developers & Designers


Use Eylean to track time, organize team and delegate assignments in scrum or kanban boards. Editor''s note: This post is by Edmundas Bal?ikonis


ArcticStartup's Job board - Friday 21st March


Program Scrum Master - Finland. Lead Software Engineer - Finland. Software Engineer - Finland. Chief Engineer. Agile Coach.

Lessons Learned: The product manager's lament

Startup Lessons Learned

The VP Engineering spends all of his time trying to make sure the programmers understand and implement the spec. Eventually, I hope to get them on a full agile diet, with TDD, scrums, sprints, pair programming, and more. The product manager was clearly struggling to get results from the rest of the team. Frustration is mounting. for H.

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Embrace technical debt

Startup Lessons Learned

The human tendency to moralize about debt affects engineers, too. This reverses the standard intuition about what engineering activities add value, which usually concludes that test coverage is a form of necessary waste but a refactoring is value-added work. what would be the profile of these engineers? Remember Hamlet? Surely.

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My new book: Farm Don’t Hunt

Guy Nirpaz

It is written in similar style to the Scrum book I’ve used to learn how to become a successful engineering leader. I hope you enjoy it.

Dealflow from Lithuania: These #LTstartups are raising over $100M


Eylean Board is an agile project management software for teams using Kanban, Scrum or any other methodology. A guest post by Edmundas Bal?ikonis

The Four Laws of Software Economics | Rich Mironov | BoS Talk, Transcript and AMA

Business of Software Blog

And let me sort of frame up the topic by saying I’ve spent maybe the last 15 years of my 30 years product management career with one foot in the engineering side of the world and one foot on the sales and marketing of the world. Quick quiz, how many of you know the proof that everybody in engineering is smarter than your executive team?

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Talk to me about…! What do BoS attendees want you to talk to them about?

Business of Software Blog

Scrum Software. Re-engineering products from on-premise to SaaS. your software engineering challenges. Scrum Software. Scrum Software. Microsoft, Office, Large scale engineering challenges. E-Commerce, Automated Production, Hiring and Managing Engineers. How engineers can do marketing. Stuff.

Four Laws Of Software Economics (Part 3) | Rich Mironov Guest Post

Business of Software Blog

Every startup (and every scrum team) can find a couple of interested customers, but the economics of software requires thousands of customers.

Writing Non-Sucky Copy for Websites, Marketing Collateral and Newsletters – Joanna Wiebe

Business of Software Blog

Copywriting is hard. Even harder is talking about good copywriting while writing a blog post… how about that copywrite-ception for you? Amazing.


Lessons Learned: Built to learn

Startup Lessons Learned

No engineering team. But where it makes sense, that team may also include engineers building new experiments or prototypes to try with customers. And instead of design, engineering, QA, and operations we have a solution team implementing a startup-centric version of agile development. Expo last week. Those are only symptoms.

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Scaling a Technology Business is About Unscaling Technical Debt | Tall Jeff , Stack Exchange | BoS USA 2015

Business of Software Blog

And that’s really what from an engineering team perspective your goal really is in terms of what you’re trying to achieve. Video. Transcript.

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Getting Funded: Step 4, Due Diligence

Passionate Intensity

Development methodology: Scrum, Extreme, Kanban, etc. we will want to understand the product management/engineering/QA/acceptance workflow.

Top Disaster Recovery Challenges And How To Address Them


He’s also a certified Scrum Product Owner, ITIL Foundation Certified and a practitioner of Pragmatic Marketing and Journey Mapping.

Building successful in house innovation teams. Jeff Gothelf at Business of Software Conference USA 2013

Business of Software Blog

Discipline specific silos, design, engineering, project management, marketing, QA. My business card says engineer, that’s all I can do.

Behind Every Great Product


If you think the product manager job is what’s described in a Certified Scrum Product Owner class, you almost certainly fall into this category. Necessity being the mother of invention, this is where the queue, the ratings system, and the recommendation engine all came from. Article: Behind Every Great Product. In 1993, Word 6.0

My year without pants ??? Scott Berkun at BoS 2013

Business of Software Blog

Think about an actively disengaged Air Traffic Control engineer, an actively disengaged brain surgeon. This is his story. Transcript below.


Four Laws Of Software Economics (Part 4) | Rich Mironov Guest Post

Business of Software Blog

Customer showcases/sprint-level demos bring a few customers into product- or scrum-team-level demonstrations ever few weeks. Of course.

The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: part three

Startup Lessons Learned

The advantages of cross-functional teams are well documented, and for a thorough treatment I recommend the theory in the second half of Agile Software Development with Scrum. Scrum recommends 30 days; I have worked in one or two-week cycles up to about three months. Today, I want to talk about solutions. Where should you start? for H.

How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen

Nothing essential that I disagree with you in your post, but when read by other people with minimal software engineering experience, they can have too high expectations. Would love to hear your insights sometime into how to partner with engineers. Many of my friends have been in the same position, so heres my best advice , below.

Launching Tech Ventures: Creating Culture Through Prototype.

Launching Tech Ventures

Thursday, May 5, 2011 Creating Culture Through Prototype Development by Aunim Hossain Baller. And you rocked it. You feel like you’ve arrived.