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Multi-Tasking

Multi-Tasking

Multitasking is a form of wasted motion. Taiichi Ohno, in his keystone book: The Toyota Production System outlined a total of 13 forms of waste. Multitasking is a classic form of Muda, or wasted effort. It happens when people, systems or machines switch between contexts. Context switching has been heavily researched and pretty much ...

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Agile Testing

Agile Testing

Testing is critical to release products. Yet the stories of catastrophic project failures due to inadequate testing are legendary. Obamacare comes to mind as just one very public example. Traditionally, testing has been seen as separate from development, something that is done after the work is complete. Scrum highlights the sometimes painful reality that nothing is done unless it ...

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Protected: Scrum at Scale Part I

Protected: Scrum at Scale Part I

Scrum Inc.'s Alex Brown and Jeff Sutherland present Scrum at Scale Part I - an object-oriented model for scaling Scrum across the business. The modular approach allows for the overall system to work together even if individual modules aren't agile. This allows the framework to support many different contexts verses other more "tightly coupled" ...

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Protected: Pattern Language: Finish Early, Accelerate Faster

Protected: Pattern Language: Finish Early, Accelerate Faster

Finish Early, Accelerate Faster (FEAF) is a Scrum pattern language composed of  a number of Scrum Patterns used together. FEAF is an incredibly powerful pattern language because it will help new Teams establish good practices and take experienced Teams  Hyper-Productive; defined as a Velocity 400% higher than a Teams’ initial Velocity.  Having Hyper-Productive Teams gives ...

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