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Digit automated savings plan adds cash rewards for hanging on to your money

Just don't call it interest<p>Digit, the automated savings plan that socks away money for you based on your spending patterns and leftover income, is introducing cash rewards today for users who leave their money alone. If you don't touch the money you've saved in a Digit account for three months, the …

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An Agile Adoption Model

<b>Generic belief</b> <br>Today many organizations aspire to take on Agile processes to take advantage of the copious benefits that they offer. Agile adoption …

Jeff Sutherland on Scrum Best Practices

Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum, provides best practices for implementing the agile development methodology that will take your team’s …

What do you do if your team is new to Scrum? You contact LeadingAgile

If your team is new to Scrum, they don’t have the advantage of looking at their previous velocity before making commitments to the business<p>A while …

Agile In A Nutshell Website

This month I started working on a new website to show people how Agile works. It’s called http://www.agilenutshell.com.<p>It’s pretty lean (just the …

The Rules of Scrum: There are no Breaks Between Sprints

Try our automated online Scrum coach: Scrum Insight - free scores and basic advice, upgrade to get in-depth insight for your team. It takes between 8 …

'They still want us to deliver too much in too little time!'

‘They still want us to deliver too much in too little time!’<p>May 18, 2013<p>In a class, we had a large group of people from one company. The company is …

Why I prefer ScrumBan to Kanban

June 1, 2013<p>I have spoken about why I like Lean and why I like ScrumBan, a combination of Scrum and Kanban.<p>Some people prefer ‘Kanban’, as it is …

10 Things Executives Need to Know about Agile

Slide deck with the top 10 things executives need to know about Agile:<p>Here’s the list with some handy links:<p>Of course, it is fine to proceed with …

Scrum Log Jeff Sutherland

Agile Transformation with Lean Change | Lean Change Management

Ask 10 people what Agile Transformation is and you’re likely to get 10 drastically different answers. Some say you must change your organization’s …

The Team Responsibility Game

I love games for learning – playing about serious matters allows people to drop some of the filters and barriers that may unconsciously affect how …

When should you NOT use Scrum?

August 21, 2013<p>I was asked this question in a class recently. (When should I not use Scrum?) I gave an answer, but I want to give a better answer, or …

Change Your Daily Scrum Meeting

This article tells the story of our experience implementing a shift in approach during daily Scrum meetings. We went from a typical approach centered …

Top 10 Agile Blog Posts of 2013

As 2013 is coming to an end and 2014 is quickly slipping into view, we are bombarded by lists of the greatest, best and top things from the past …

17 Things You Should Give Up in Order to Be Agile

One internet meme making the rounds recently is 15 Things You Should Give Up in Order to Be Happy.<p>Dan at Tropical MBA has done a version for …

What Problems Are Executives Trying To Solve With Agile?

Great post. Enlightened product managers embrace (and even drive) agile methods to address requirements risks and uncertainties in the business model …

Scaling Scrum to the Organisation

Here be dragons!<p>The greatest challenges to adopting Agile at scale are organisational. Therefore any scaled implementation needs careful attention to …

Story Mapping

Story Mapping<p>Recorded at:<p><i>|</i> by David Hussman David Hussman Follow 0 Followers on Mar 02, 2014 <i>|</i><p>A note to our readers: As per your request we have …

The Planning Game - An Estimation Method for Agile Teams

The Planning Game [PDF] – printable reference.<p>Purpose: estimate the effort for User Stories (Product Backlog Items, Value Drivers)<p>Prerequisites: all …

What a Traditional PM Should Unlearn to Play a ScrumMaster Role

Often organizations take a simplistic view toward the transition of projects from traditional methods to Agile when it comes to roles. IT leadership …

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

“No one should spend their lives on meaningless work.”<p>This was the first sentence I underlined in the latest book by Scrum co-creator, Jeff …

What should a new ScrumMaster be doing?

We are coaching at a new client, helping them transition to Scrum. As a result we have a group of totally new ScrumMasters. Any new role with new …

The 10 Best American Cities For Foodies

Travelers love to eat. That's why, every year in our Readers' Choice Survey, we ask our readers to rate the U.S. cities that have the best restaurants. This year, we were surprised by some of the winners in our Top 20. We think you will be too. Agree with their picks? Disagree? Want to see your …

American Cities

The 20 Cheapest Cities To Visit This Summer, According To TripAdvisor

The chilliest winter in recent history is solidly behind us and it's time to make some serious summer plans. But where can you go without breaking the bank?<p>TripAdvisor announced Thursday the results of their fourth annual TripIndex Cities, which compares a night out and an overnight stay in major …

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

It’s easy to fall in love with San Francisco almost immediately. The city breathes creativity and exudes a free-spirited, quirky vibe that you just …

PHOTOS: Big Cities, Small Budgets!

Think a big city vacation is off limits on a family budget? Think again. We gave ourselves a challenge: A world-class family vacation in one of …