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About good Leaders, Agile managers and Value Streams

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.”
Lao Tzu

Throughout our careers, many of us at some point in time take on the responsibilities of leading teams; whether that’s a group of developers or a large IT organisation we need to decide for us how we lead, what values we follow and what we concentrate our efforts on.

Just because you’re being followed doesn’t make you a leader and just because people have to do what you decides doesn’t make you a leader as well.

While talking about traits that are common for good leaders Davidson-Frame mentions “Honest, Empathetic, Inspired, Continue reading

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The Definition of Done (DoD)

What is a Definition of Done?

Definition of Done is a crucial element of a successful scrum software development. When defined and followed, makes sure that when someone says that a task is done. There is an explicit understanding what it means.

For completeness and integrity you would have 3 different definitions of done: for a User Story (a feature), for a Sprint and for a Release. This is also in line with the SCRUM Alliance recommendation.

A User Story Definition of Done

So, let’s pick the User Story DoD, and elaborate more. The User Story DoD’s Continue reading

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Scrum developers’ glossary

Well, I’ve been in SCRUM and Lean principles for the past 18+ months, and I thought maybe it makes sense to present to outside world a glossary of keywords that we use in our day to day work. Scrum developer’s … Continue reading

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