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Definition Of Done (DOD) Explanation and Example

January 9, 2024
During this article, we’ll look at some basics about the Definition of Done (DoD). We’ll explore misunderstandings such as the application of the DoD, ways to use a fully achievable DoD and avoid creating a waterfall approach, when to inspect and adapt the DoD, and an example starting point for your DoD.
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Retrospectives: Making Action Items that are cats

May 19, 2022
One of the primary purposes of a retrospective is to create action items, but it’s not uncommon to come up with action items that aren’t actionable.  They’re aspirational.  This blog gives you some ways to ensure your retrospectives have actionable items.
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Backlog Refinement Techniques – Semantic Analysis

June 3, 2021
To meet schedules, deliver valuable products, and exceed your stakeholder’s expectations, you need the ability to flex scope and offer an actual minimum marketable product.  You need to know how to break down your work to be forced by technology or business processes to deliver anything more than the minimum. 
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Do you know any coaching patterns?

January 2, 2018
Do you ever influence or coach people?  How?  Do you use a gut feel approach or do you have coaching patterns that you use?  I have several coaching patterns that I step through when trying to influ