Month: April 2014

Uzility Training Friday at 2:00pm Pacific time.

Friday at 2:00pm pacific time (US), I will be doing an hour long demo of the Uzility kanban board system.  This will be about a 40 minute long free broadcast showing how to use the Uzilty system. Here is a

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Kanban Boards for Non-Software Projects

I get asked all the time, can Uzility be used for non-software projects? The follow-up question is usually:  Can you change the column headings, add new columns?   The concept of Kanban boards works great in many situations, you don’t

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Agile T-Shirt Sizing

T-shirt sizing is generally used to give more of a rough estimate in sizing, and are usually used before all the acceptance criteria are worked out on the story. The t-shirt sizing method allows the team who will be doing

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Product Tour Page Added to Uzility

I have just added the Product Tour Page to the Uzility site.  Today I was asked several times for screenshots and details on the product that people can see before they register to create an account in Uzility. Here is a sample screenshot

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Specifying Acceptance Criteria

  I have worked with some agile product owners who when the write user stories, the like to go epic on the acceptance criteria, in fact when you read their acceptance criteria it almost looks like a complete functional specification

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Agile Terminology – Sunday Fun Crossword – Answer Key

Please click the read more link to get the answers to the Sunday fun Agile crossword puzzle.

Agile Terminology – Sunday Fun Crossword

Across 1. These are specific criteria identified by the customer for each functional requirement. 2. Work in Progress. Down 1. A timeboxed task to go research a specific item with the deliverable being the results of the research. 2. Sequence

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Agile Definition of Done and Doing Dishes

Agile Humor, a true story of agile clashing with teenage chores. I just had a conversation with my teenage son regarding what “doing the dishes” means, which evolved several user stories which included the following using the As a ___

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What software tools do you use to manage your Agile workflow?

Last year I finally got fed up with the internal tools that I was using to manage Agile backlogs and Agile workflows, and I decided to build my own.   I first named it GroupScrum which was later renamed to

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What is a Kanban Board

A kanban board, agile board, or agile kanban board is a tool to display the status of tasks in the workflow process.  A cork board or sticky notes can be used as a offline kanban board. The image below shows a

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