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Need disruptive software innovation...? Put your team on an island!

on 11/29/16 6:02 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Software Development Agile Tech Center Executive Insights
Mark Panthofer, Vice President - NVISIA Technology Center 
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Requirements in Agile Environments

While much of the IT industry has adopted Lean and Agile methods, there is still strong resistance in some organizations.  Often, the first concerns you’ll hear regard the lack of requirements documentation. How can a development team possibly do their work without detailed requirements?  Aren’t we wasting time by building the wrong thing?  Here’s my response.
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The Tech Debt Kitchen

on 9/14/16 2:55 PM By | Tracey Barrett | 0 Comments | Agile
“How do we convince our business to give us time to clean up this technical debt?” It’s one of the most frequently asked questions by Agile teams. They know they’re supposed to prioritize work based on business value, but the business doesn’t place much value on IT cleanup or enhancements. They don’t understand why it matters.
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If a picture is worth 1000 words, a prototype is worth 1000 meetings

on 6/8/16 8:48 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management Lean Startup
I know lots of people who use software. They use it on their way to work, at their desk, after dinner and before going to sleep. I know fewer people who read about software and even fewer who read about how to use software. Kids and teens grew up in a world where things like video games come with no instructions. Most business users of software go to training and then end up back at their desks playing with applications to see ‘where stuff is’ in an application. Even my parents will just start hacking around to figure out how to do stuff on their phones or laptops. I also know a large number of Business Analyst who understand the aforementioned, but still feel the product of interviewing Product Owners and end users has to be an artifact that has bullet points, numbered list or ‘unique identifiers’ for everything they were able to capture during the process. While the document may be very accurate, the pitfalls is that this document mostly serves as proof that the Business Analyst accomplished what they felt was their role on the team. But the pitfalls of the process are best summed up in the analogy.
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Daily Scrum Dysfunction: We’ve Fallen and We Can’t Stand-Up!

on 9/8/15 9:35 AM By | Bryan Coller | 0 Comments | Software Development Agile Scrum
Without a periodic tune-up, the daily Scrum can lose its focus and intensity.  This post describes
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Process Expertise - Packaged Software Purchase

on 7/17/15 3:37 PM By | Michael McNutt | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
 
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The Value of BA and Data Architecture Collaboration

on 4/24/15 4:47 PM By | Barb Vandenberg | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
 
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I’m the BA! Why should I care about Data?

on 4/24/15 4:45 PM By | Barb Vandenberg | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
 
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Stories from the Business Analysts

on 4/24/15 4:37 PM By | Barb Vandenberg | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
 
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When Projects “Miss the Bus”

on 3/17/15 4:13 PM By | Michael McNutt | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
 
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Persuading your organization to be agile

on 12/15/14 2:09 PM By | Tracey Barrett | 0 Comments | Tips Software Development Agile
At a recent Milwaukee Agile meetup, I led a discussion on persuading organizations to be agile. 
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Tracey Barrett Presents: Persuading Your Organization to Be Agile at the Milwaukee Agile Meetup on Tuesday December 2, 2014

on 11/20/14 8:38 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Software Development Agile News
Please join NVISIA's Tracey Barrett and the Milwaukee Agile Meetup group to discuss their community's number one topic - Persuading your organization to be Agile.
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Agile BA: Intro to Adopting Agile

on 11/14/14 1:36 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Step 1, Take a Deep Breath

on 11/14/14 1:33 PM By | Barb Vandenberg | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Role of the BA in Agile

on 11/14/14 1:27 PM By | Barb Vandenberg | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: BA's Transition to Agile

on 11/14/14 1:22 PM By | Barb Vandenberg | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: BA's New role Sprint Ahead

on 11/14/14 1:15 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Educating Product Owners

on 11/14/14 1:13 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Internal and External Customers

on 11/14/14 1:09 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Organizing User Stories

on 11/14/14 12:55 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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