SCRUM / AGILE

A sprint is a short, time-boxed period when a scrum team works to complete a set amount of work. Know the Concept of a sprint.

Applying Agile to New Year’s Resolutions – Part 3

Welcome to the final Part 3 of the New Year’s Resolutions series. Today we’ll discuss finalizing your New Year’s goals and resolutions using the remaining Scrum principles. Recap of our progress so far Let’s recap where we are. We’ve gone through Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. So far, we’ve done the review …

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Applying Agile to New Year’s Resolutions – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Applying Agile to New Year’s Resolutions! Let’s discuss how you can apply agile concepts of sprints, sprint capacity, and backlog review to setting up your goals. Problem #1: A year is too long. You don’t feel a sense of urgency when you set a goal for the year. And without …

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Applying Agile to New Year’s Resolutions – Part 1

It’s that time of year when a lot of us are thinking about new year’s resolutions. I think it’s a wonderful opportunity to think about next year. But there are some common problems that I see with the traditional way of setting new year’s goals. I decided to dedicate the rest of December to addressing …

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How to prioritize goals

One of the clients in our October Sprint mentioned that he’s struggling with prioritization. He doesn’t know which goals he should focus on. This is a common problem. Let’s address it. How to prioritize goals? Why can’t we prioritize goals? The story we tell ourselves We think we don’t know the how. We think we …

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Agile Home Renovation

When I was just first learning about Agile and Scrum, I was trying to read as many books as I could on the topic. And one of the books talked about a guy applying Agile to his home renovation project. That was the first time I learned that you can do agile home renovation. As a …

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The Happy Path Concept

Happy Path in Software Development As a product manager, I learned about the Happy Path concept from my manager. This is how it works in product management. The Happy Path When building a new product, you first focus on the happy path. The happy path is a journey a user of a product is taking, …

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How to Use Definition of Done for Personal Productivity

It is the end of the month and some of you will be planning your next month soon. I wanted to share one other concept I’ve adapted from Agile/Scrum product development that can increase the chances of achieving your goals. Let’s talk about the definition of done and how you can use it in your own life.  …

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