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About the webinar: Top 10 Secrets of Agile Transformation

About the webinar: Top 10 Secrets of Agile Transformation

        Filed under: Agile Software Development

  I recently watched a webinar from the Scrum Alliance: Top 10 Secrets of Agile Transformation. It was delivered by Michael Sahota, founder of the Toronto Agile community. In it, Sahota shared the 10 secrets he follows when helping create a successful Agile transformation, based on his experience as a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach℠….

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Create an email forwarder in Google Groups – the right way

Create an email forwarder in Google Groups – the right way

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Google Groups is a great tool because it allows you to have discussions inside your organization (or with the entire world, if you want). It works as a sort of forum, accessible through a URL, where people can go and check the discussion topics and post their replies — they can reply over email as well. From time to time…

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Agile Procurement Strategy

Agile Procurement Strategy

        Filed under: Agile Software Development

  Effective agile software development begins with a procurement team that understands what’s important in a contract for agile development. Often, customers require fixed price proposals even though requirements are not fully defined in the RFQ.  How can vendors submit fixed price proposals when requirements are unclear? Fortunately, agile allows for that. Contract Phase 1…

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Implementing best practices of user-centered design (UCD)

Implementing best practices of user-centered design (UCD)

        Filed under: Agile Software Development, Usability

We believe that user-centered design (UCD) is one of our super powers and a cornerstone of our agile development approach. Agile is, in fact, based almost entirely on user-centered design because it relies on the iterative cycle of listening, building, and deploying. In Scrum, for example, everything revolves around user stories and the fundamental component…

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Git best practices for Agile projects and distributed teams

Git best practices for Agile projects and distributed teams

        Filed under: Agile Software Development, Web Development

For those who are not familiar with Git, it’s one of the most popular version control systems, created by Linus Torvals for the development of the Linux kernel. One of the best features of Git is that every directory on every computer is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version tracking abilities, independent of…

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Best Government Websites & Designs

Best Government Websites & Designs

        Filed under: Web Design

WASHINGTON, DC – Government websites are not known for their beautiful design.  Unlike many commercial websites, government agency websites must comply with things like Section 508, accessibility, old web browsers, and slow internet connections.  These compliance issues often take a toll on aesthetic design and style.  Moreover, government agencies are not driven by the same…

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