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  • Microsoft Announces Microsoft Professional Degree Program

    by Angela Guess A new release out of Microsoft states, “On Wednesday at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft Corp. announced the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program, the first program of its kind to offer employer-endorsed, university-caliber curriculum for professionals at a...

    Tags: big data, data management, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, data science, data science degree, Microsoft Professional Degree, MPD, professional degree program

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  • Making Release Frictionless, a Business Decision, Part 2

    In Part 1, I talked about small stories/chunks of work, checking in all the time so you could build often and see progress. That assumes you know what done means. Project “done” means release criteria. Here are some stories about how I started using release criteria. Back in the ...

    Tags: MPD, project management, agile, continuous integration, lean, small stories, transition to agile, value, version control

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  • Making Release Frictionless, a Business Decision, Part 1

    Would you like to release your product at any time? I like it when releases are a business decision, not a result of blood, sweat, and tears. It’s possible, and it might not be easy for you. Here are some stories that showed you how I did it, long ago and more recently. Story 1: M...

    Tags: MPD, project management, agile, continuous integration, lean, small stories, transition to agile, value, version control

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  • Pairing, Swarming, and Mobbing

    A colleague asked mobbing last week on Twitter. Here’s the short answer, including pairing so you can see everything in one place: Swarming has a WIP (work in progress) limit of 1, where the team collaborates to get the one item to done. Mobbing has a WIP limit of 1 for an entire team ...

    Tags: MPD, project management, agile, lean, mobbing, pairing, swarming, team, value

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  • Reflecting on a Work Anniversary

    I’ve been the technical editor for agileconnection.com for the past five years. It popped up to my LinkedIn network. Several people congratulated me on my work anniversary. I have learned many things in the past five years: Sometimes, people need “permission” to write what they ...

    Tags: MPD, writing, project management, results, retrospective

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  • Product Owners and Learning, Part 5

    When I think of POs and the team, I think of learning in several loops: The PO learns when the team finishes small features or creates a prototype so the PO can see what the team is thinking/delivering. The team learns more about its process and what the PO wants. If the Product Manager sees the ...

    Tags: MPD, product ownership, agile, lean, project management, small stories, value

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  • Product Owners and Learning, Part 3

    Part 1 was about how the PO needs to see the big picture and develop the ranked backlog. Part 2 was about the learning that arises from small stories. This part is about ranking. If you specify deliverables in your big picture and small picture roadmaps, you have already done a gross form of...

    Tags: MPD, product ownership, agile, lean, project management, small stories, value

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  • Product Owners and Learning, Part 4

    Part 1 was about how the PO needs to see the big picture and develop the ranked backlog. Part 2 was about the learning that arises from small stories. Part 3 was about ranking. In this part, I’ll discuss the product owner value team and how to make time to do “everything,&rd...

    Tags: MPD, product ownership, agile, lean, project management, small stories, value

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  • Product Owners and Learning, Part 1

    When I work with clients, they often have a “problem” with product ownership. The product owners want tons of features, don’t want to address technical debt, and can’t quite believe how long features will take.  Oh, and the POs want to change things as soon as they se...

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  • Product Owners and Learning, Part 2

    In Part 1, I talked about the way POs think about the big picture and the ranked backlog. The way to get from the big picture to the ranked backlog is via deliverables in the form of small (user) stories. See the wikipedia page about user stories. Notice that they are a promise for a convers...

    Tags: MPD, product ownership, agile, lean, project management, small stories, value

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