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    Being agile vs doing agile | Easy Agile

    Agility helps organizations thrive through change. But how do you know if your organization is truly adaptable - or are you just going through the motions?

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    Should you form cross-functional agile teams?

    As organizations need to manage change and make decisions faster than ever before, we delve into the benefits of cross-functional agile teams.

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    Agile Ceremonies: Your Ultimate Guide To the Four Stages

    Agile ceremonies are a framework for productive teamwork in product development. To do them well, you need to understand the methodology behind each step.

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    Agile vs. Waterfall: The Pros and Cons of Each Methodology

    When comparing agile vs. waterfall, agile is better suited to iteration and adapting to feedback. However, the hybrid methodology can give the best of both worlds.

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    DevOps vs. Agile: Differences and Common Ground

    When comparing DevOps vs. agile, there are key differences in industry use, how they work in a team, and their primary focuses. Here's when you'd use each one.

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    Agile Implementation: How to Choose an Approach and Framework

    Agile implementation works best when people at all levels of the organization buy into the transformation. Change is uncomfortable, so push-back is normal.

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    What Is Agile Project Management? Plus 6 Key Best Practices

    While the benefits of agile are plentiful, adopting an agile project management methodology takes time, investment from leaders, and the right tools.

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    Why I'm stoked on Inception Weeks 🤙 (and your employee's will be too!)

    Easy Agile Inception Weeks allow employees to work on projects of their own choosing. Leading to happier employees, more connected teams and a more innovative business.

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    5 Things to Avoid During an Enterprise Agile Transformation

    When completing an enterprise agile transformation, communication, metrics, and agile culture will be key. Here’s how to set your team up for success.

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    Lyft boosts velocity by 20% with digital user story maps

    Why Lyft choose Easy Agile for their digital user story mapping.

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    The Case for an Agile Transformation and the Challenges Ahead

    As change happens faster than ever, businesses need solutions that can adapt. An agile transformation helps with business agility so you can pivot and improve.

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    7 Lean Methodology Benefits for Development Teams

    The lean methodology is about reducing waste and improving efficiency to maximize consistent customer value. Here are seven ways it can help your business.

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    How SAFe Agile Increases Enterprise Performance

    While agile methodology is great for small teams and start-ups, SAFe agile helps you apply these ideas in a large organization. Here’s how it works.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Agile Retrospectives [2022]

    To stay agile, you need to keep evaluating your team’s approach. Enter the retrospective. This is a key meeting to help gain critical insights from each sprint.

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    The Ultimate Agile Sprint Planning Guide [2021]

    Agile sprint planning sets up the success of each sprint. A great sprint planning session involves prioritizing backlog items and identifying your team capacity.

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    What Is a Scrum Master, and How Do You Become One?

    Sure, a Scrum Master is important. But what is a scrum master? They guide the Scrum team, help them align with agile methodologies, and help implement change.

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    Scrum Workflow: Roles, Stages, and Automation Options

    During a Scrum workflow, the team moves smoothly through stages of product development and constantly evaluates what changes need to be made.

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    Sprint Retrospective Templates to Help Run Better Sprints

    Sprint retrospective templates can help guide your team through each part of the meeting. That way, you’ll be sure to discuss each sprint thoroughly.

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    5 Agile Games for Innovative Learning

    Agile games encourage team-building, learning, and continuous improvement. Here are five options that will get your team laughing as they learn about Scrum.

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    Understanding Lean Agile and the 5 Lean Principles

    Lean agile reduces waste, lowers costs, and improves the quality of work. You can get started with this methodology by following the five lean principles.

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    How to Approach Your Agile Release Plan for Successful Development

    No matter what feature it’s for, an agile release plan should involve the whole team. Here’s how to create a release plan with smooth and collaborative sprints.

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    The Future of Big Room Planning: 8 Strategies for Virtual Teams

    To hold a successful big room planning session remotely, it's critical to over-prepare participants and session leaders and have the best tech tools available.

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    How to Get the Most From the 4 Key Agile Meetings

    Agile meetings get everyone on the same page for an agile sprint or Scrum. To make them effective, keep empowering all voices and incorporating feedback.

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    Agile 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Agile Methodology

    The first thing to know in agile 101? Agile is not just a methodology — it’s a mindset that prioritizes efficiency, adaptation, flexibility, and collaboration.

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    5 Agile Estimation Tips To Help With Backlog Prioritization

    These five agile estimation techniques help prioritize a backlog so sprint planning is simple and fast. The bottom line? The most important work goes first.

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    Daily Scrum: Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid

    The daily Scrum is a team meeting to discuss the current sprint and see if the sprint or product backlog needs adjustments to achieve the sprint goal.

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    How to Become (and Remain) a Great Agile Coach

    A great agile coach often has some formal training, knows the agile frameworks, is involved in an agile community, and keeps their methods current.

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    Become a Successful Scrum Master With These 6 Tips

    A great Scrum Master is a skilled communicator who knows their team well and encourages continuous feedback. Here’s how to successfully lead your Scrum team.

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    Jira Software Features for Product Owners and Development Teams

    Jira Software is an agile project management tool that helps development teams plan, track, and release products within frameworks including Kanban and Scrum.

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    12 Agile Principles to Motivate Your Team and Delight Your Customers

    The agile principles are designed to help your team collaborate and work efficiently. Ultimately, they should result in a product your customers love.

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    Streamline Your Sprints With 9 Jira Automations

    The most important collaborations happen during sprints. To make those simpler for your team, we put together these Jira automations.

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    How to Use Burndown Charts for Agile Product Development

    A burndown chart is an easy way to compare a projected work timeline with how the team progresses. Here’s how you can use it during agile product development.

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    Learn Agile First — Then Learn How to Scale It

    To learn agile, it's key to understand iterative development and adaptation (not to mention ceremonies and roles). Then, you can scale agile to fit your teams.

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    5 Steps to Lay the Tracks for Your Agile Release Train

    An agile release train is part of the SAFe framework. It helps teams align on the business purpose of their work and coordinate the delivery of solutions.

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    Planning Poker — Agile Estimation Technique How-to Guide

    Planning poker agile estimation is an easy way to get the whole team involved in predicting the work for a user story or sprint. Start with these six steps.

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    How Scope Management Helps You Prioritize Features

    Scope management helps you avoid scope creep — changes that add to your project’s workload and timeline. Here’s how to create a scope management plan.

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    Easy Agile Roadmaps: How To Create a Product Roadmap Template

    The Easy Agile Roadmaps app is an easy way to make easy-to-use product roadmap templates that work well with Jira. Follow these steps to get your template.

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    Build Trust Across Your Teams With Agile Project Management

    Agile project management is, more than anything, a mindset. It’s about collaboration, iteration, communication, and responsiveness. Here’s what you need to know.

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    Agile Story Points: Measure Effort Like a Pro

    Agile story point estimation helps team members see a product’s priorities and the effort each item needs. It also gives you room to refine your story mapping.

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    8 Software Development Methodologies Explained

    Software development methodologies can be combined and adjusted to fit a specific development environment. Take a look at these eight approaches.

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    Agile Estimation Techniques: A Deep Dive Into T-Shirt Sizing

    T-shirt sizing is one of many agile estimation techniques that helps predict workloads and set realistic deadlines. It’s usually used to provide rough estimates.

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    Sprint Backlog 101: Never Stop Refining

    A sprint backlog should be continually updated to reflect market changes and customer needs. Here’s how sprint backlogs and their updates fit into agile teams.

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    How To Avoid These 5 Agile Planning Mistakes

    Agile planning not only helps the team and stakeholders understand the upcoming project. It’s an ongoing process that adapts to changes as they occur.

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    Your Guide To Agile Software Development Life Cycles

    Here’s how agile software development life cycles respond to changes and adapt to consumer and market needs throughout sprints.

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    4 Easy Agile Jira Plugins to Improve Your Jira Experience

    Just like any good agile team, the best jira plugins ultimately serve the customer's interest. Here’s how to find the plugins that will work best for your team.

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    Easy Jira Project Management with Kanban

    Jira project management tools can keep your work organized, to say the least. Plus, they can be easily customized and work well with Kanban and agile methodology.

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    The 3 Key Roles in an Agile Team

    A great agile team should be effective, self-sufficient, and collaborative. They should adapt to customer needs quickly and support each other in solving problems.

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    How To Use Jira To Support Your User Segmentation Strategy

    User segmentation helps group your customers by common traits so you can deliver better experiences to each group. Here’s how Jira can help that process.

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    The Best Jira Tutorials, Training, and Certifications

    To find the best Jira tutorials, compare the offerings from these three sources. Keep in mind your budget and any certification or professional end-goals.

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    Step up Your Jira Workflows With These 7 Best Practices

    Jira workflow is a must-have development tool, as it prioritizes the customer and is easy to adapt. Here’s how to get the most from your Jira workflow.

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    12 Steps To Getting a Rock-Solid Agile Workflow

    To get the most out of your agile workflow, you need to adapt it for your team. Learn how to do this and 11 other agile workflow tips.

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    What Jira Roadmaps Can Do for Agile

    With a Jira Roadmap, you can define and organize your team's work, keep track of them through a timeline and share the work status with stakeholders.

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    What’s the Difference Between Kanban vs. Scrum?

    Find the differences and similarities between Kanban vs. Scrum and how they can work together. For instance, Kanban can show how a step in a Scrum sprint looks.

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    Using Epics: Agile Teams Maximize Performance With This Tool

    When creating epics, agile teams need to take a broader look at how large blocks of work fit together. An epic can then be divided into smaller tasks.

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    Why large enterprises need Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), not team-level Agile

    Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) adapts agile practices for enterprises. Whereas agile practices work for a lean team, SAFe allows communication between teams.

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    Easy Agile Podcast Ep.2 - John Turley, Digital Transformation Consultant, Adaptavist

    Easy Agile Podcast Ep.2 with John Turley, Digital Transformation Consultant, Adaptavist

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    Commit as a team

    What does it mean to commit as a team?

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    Easy Agile Podcast Ep.1 - Dominic Price, Work Futurist at Atlassian

    Easy Agile Podcast Ep.1 with Dominic Price, Work Futurist at Atlassian.

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    Introduction to customer personas

    Great agile teams have a crystal clear image of who their customer is. Customer personas help bring to life the hopes, dreams and pain points of your customer so that you build features with empathy and care.

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    Why User Story Mapping?

    Why is user story mapping so popular? In this post we cover why you should consider running story mapping sessions with your team and how to get started building your first story map.

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    Leadership lessons from the Easy Agile Co-Founder and Co-CEO Nick Muldoon

    Easy Agile Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Nick Muldoon, speaks with The Leadership Channel.

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    10 tips for more effective user personas

    Learn how to create and apply user personas more effectively with these 10 tips, from research and writing to templates and tools.

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    The Ultimate Guide to User Story Mapping [2021 Guide]

    The essential guide for agile teams who want to use user story maps. From user story mapping definitions and steps, to tools, examples, and tips for success.

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    Remote Agile Tips: Transitioning your workplace and teams

    For a lot of people, 2020 isn’t quite going as expected. We'll share some tips to help your remote agile team adjust to this new reality.

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    The guide to Agile Ceremonies for Scrum

    Scrum is one of the most popular approaches that teams use to organise their work and releases. Here is a guide to scrum agile ceremonies.

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    How to Write Good User Stories in Agile Software Development

    The idea of writing good user stories can seem like another “thing” agile piles on top. However for Agile Software Development, writing good user stories is essential. Here's why.

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    How to create a Jira roadmap using Easy Agile Roadmaps [2021 update]

    Learn how to create a roadmap in Jira. Easy Agile Roadmaps for Jira is the easiest way to visualize your product plan and keep everyone in the loop.

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