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Reducing batch size to manage risk: Story splitting case study

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How to reduce batch size in Agile software development

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Manage project risk by limiting work in progress

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Risk transparency: Smells, Meteors & Upgrades Board case study

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How Agile transparency reduces project risk

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Reducing risk with Agile prioritisation: IntuitionHQ case study

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Reduce software development risk with Agile prioritisation

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Dave Snowden: How to have a lasting impact in a complex world

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User stories in Scrum – Product Owner primer

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Product discovery for Scrum Product Owners

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Working with stakeholders in Scrum: The Product Owner Primer

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Three digital technology tips to save not for profits money

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Making multiple Product Owners work in Scrum: A case study

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Six signs of a successful Scrum Team: The Product Owner primer

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What is Scrum? The Product Owner primer

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Two mobile apps in two weeks. Feasible? Yes. Fun? Definitely

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Building team happiness through company-wide developer retrospectives

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Build trust with one-on-one meetings

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Complex web application project gets cost-effective solution

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Technical debt and entropy: what the laws of physics teach us about refactoring code

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Life Education leverages Agile development to keep kiwi kids healthy

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Agile project kick-off meeting toolkit

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Prioritisation tools and tips for Agile projects

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Google design sprint case study

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How to run a Google sprint

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Google design sprint — why and when to run one

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New Zealand Government consultancy panel: how to use it

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Prioritise user stories and produce more value sooner

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User story mapping – plot your path to a successful product

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Pragmatic personas template and tips

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Elevator pitch template and tips

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Press release template and tips

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The Team Charter – build a better team together

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Product Vision presentations that inspire

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Project kick-off agenda: Running the workshop

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The Agile Project Kick-off Kit

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The Product Owner’s guide to working with developers

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From good to great product ownership

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Boost’s 5 trends for 2017

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The art of the retrospective

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How reducing your batch size is proven to radically reduce your costs

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Prioritising versus ordering: what is the difference and why does it matter?

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Mindfulness and Agile – different sides of the same coin?

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Te Papa changes tack to deliver their flagship website

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Clay McGregor gets Agile certified and scores a new career

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Railsn00bs gets a boosted presence

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How getting involved led to better outcomes for our client

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Waterfall and why it’s not suitable for software development

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Agile transition – workshopping the roles

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The case for organisational democracy

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‘Product ownership is a team sport’

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The Board Episode 47 — Scaling Agile

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The Board Episode 46 — Agile Tools

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InfoQ interview: Building a Freedom-centered organisation

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The Board Episode 44 — Estimating

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Working documentation – The perfect complement to working software

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Reduce risk by limiting work in progress

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Jim Highsmith offers a 2015 prescription for adaptive CIO leadership

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Don’t let ‘fair’ keep you from success

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The daily technique that will align your actions with your values

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Replacing the user story with the job story

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Nathan Donaldson – Thoughts, stories and ideas

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The Board Episode 43 — Agile training

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The Board Episode 42 — User stories

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The Board Episode 41 — Velocity

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The Board Episode 40 — Developing cross-functional teams

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The Board Episode 39 — Is Agile the Goal?

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The Board Episode 38 — Impact Mapping

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The Board Episode 37 — Product discovery workshops

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The Board Episode 36 — Designing Agile spaces

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The Board Episode 35 — Agile fluency

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The Board Episode 34 — Scrum vs. Kanban

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The Board Episode 33 — Arbejdsglaede “Happiness at Work”

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The Board Episode 32 — Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation

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The Board Episode 31 — No Estimating and Mob Programming

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The joy of timeboxed meetings

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Impact mapping

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The Board Episode 30 — Signs you are doing Agile wrong

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The Board Episode 29 — Multitasking, BAs in Scrum & value streams

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The Board Episode 28 — Agile health checklist

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The Board Episode 27 — MVP vs MMP and CITCON

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The Board Episode 26 — Perceptions of Scrum

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Success sliders exercise — how to agree what matters

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Scaled Agile Framework – Release Planning

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The smiley face game

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The Board Episode 25 — What is Agile?

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New free workshop – An introduction to running Agile projects at scale

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The Board Episode 24 — Agile resolutions and resources

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Agile Manifesto number four – How responding to change is testing a hypothesis

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Ringing out the red – making the most of the Boost blog

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Guest post: Playing The Kanban game

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What does Lego and building high quality software have in common?

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The Board Episode 23 — Scaled Agile & Team Silos

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The Board Episode 22 — Kanban and Scaled Agile

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The Board Episode 21 — Scaled Agile & Scrum teams big & small

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Scaled Agile Framework – The Team Level

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The Board Episode 20 — Scrum tips

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The Board Episode 19 — Managing risk with Agile

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The Kanban game

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SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Certification

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How does increased transparency reduce risk in software development projects?

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The Board Episode 18 — 2013 Scrum Guide updates

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The Board Episode 17 — Agile conference

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The Board Episode 16 — Backlog grooming & Scrum vs. Waterfall discipline

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Reducing risk with Agile prioritisation

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Managing Risk with Agile

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Boost at Agile 2013: Part 5 – Day Four

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Boost at Agile 2013: Part 4 – Day Three

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Boost at Agile 2013: Part 3 – Day Two

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Boost at Agile 2013: Part 2 – The Conference Begins

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Boost at Agile 2013: Part 1 – Constellations in the Bio-dome

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The Board Episode 15 — Visual thinking workshops

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Testing the Boost website – semantic differentiation

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The Board Episode 14 — Agile documentation and preparation

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Think Visual workshop, 29th August, Wellington

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An unexpected Scrum graphic

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The Board Episode 13 — New and established teams

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The new Boost website is live

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The Treasure Island Retrospective

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The Boost website evolution

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Do you need a Scrum Master?

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The Board Episode 12 — Maintaining flow in sprints

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The Board Episode 11 — Agile in Government & the Scaled Agile Framework

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The Board Episode 10 — Project kick offs

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The Board Episode 9 — Quality on Agile projects

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The Board Episode 8 — Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

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The Board Episode 7 — User stories

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The Board Episode 6 — Scrum teams, games, and retrospectives

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The Board Episode 5 – What makes a good Product Owner

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The Board Episode 4 — Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Agile teams & Lean

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The Board Episode 3 — Agile values and Scrum

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The Board Episode 2 — Agile values, Lean from the Trenches & Scrumology

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The Board Episode 1 — Connecting you to the world of Agile

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Expanding the format of The Board

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The Rope Game – discovering the power of collaboration

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Agile Manifesto number three

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Agile Manifesto number two

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Agile Manifesto numero uno

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Certified Scrum Master course at Boost

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The tiny Scrum

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From boats to Agile

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Explaining an Agile Coach to Mother

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How we integrate UX and Design in to Scrum – An Agile Welly Presentation

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Boost Website progress

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Boost talks Agile

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Boost Website progress

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Two new Agile workshops at Boost

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Agile training with Boost and NZTE’s voucher scheme

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Scrummaker: The project kick-off

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Scrummaker: The technical discussion

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Scrummaker: The experience mapping workshop

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Scrummaker: the customer validation process

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Scrummaker, or, building a new Agile product in two days

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Join us for a Scrum game run by Kane Mar

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Scrum and the Boost website, the evolution continues

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Scrum lunch at Boost

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Scrumming the Boost website

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Boost’s first Scrum lunch meetup

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Scrum meet-up at Boost

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Taking Scrum to Shanghai, China

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Certified Scrum Master course at Boost

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Boost’s free Friday Agile workshops

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Test Driven Development and Agile

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WorldBlu officially recognizes Boost New Media as a democratic workplace

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From traditional project manager to Scrum Master – a free talk at Boost

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Behavior Driven Development and Cucumber, embracing agile development

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Business Analysts and Scrum projects: A short case study

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Use cases vs user stories in Agile development

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Tina Fey’s Four Rules of Improv, as applied to Scrum

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Scrum, a beginner’s experience

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Agile coaching: I thought I was, but I wasn’t

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My First Sprint (with Scrum)

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Pair programming: When and why

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The 2011 Scrum Guide – a quick review

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Improving user stories with a Definition of Ready

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Jeff Sutherland on the History and Structure of Scrum

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Free Friday Agile workshops at Boost

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Scrum in 10 Minutes: a brief introduction

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Jean Tabaka on the Golden Circle of Agile & StackExchange for project management

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Agile experiments: creating user stories with story mapping and ‘buy a feature’ prioritisation

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10 Great Scrum and Agile Practitioners on Twitter

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alpha.gov.uk – the UK Government releases an agile prototype for a single government website

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Adapting Agile’s visible workspaces to the humble to-do list

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User stories and stakeholders – bringing people on board with Agile

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User stories in action – the Agile development process

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User stories: a beginner’s guide to acceptance criteria

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User stories: a beginner’s guide

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Here we go, here we go, here we go …

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Scrum and Kanban – a developer’s perspective

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Scrum and Kanban – less is more

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