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Hunter Horton

Retrospectives, Sprints

Waterfalling the Sprint: Why It’s a Problem, How It Happens, and How to Stop

What is waterfalling the sprint? I got a question from a former student recently that...

Agile, Software Development, Sub-optimization, Testing

Optimize the Whole: Lessons From a Past Tester

Sub-optimization happens when we apply an improvement measure or process to one component of a...

Agile, Scaling

Using Agile in the Government to Make Better Software… and Make Software Better

“All human plans subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one...

Agile, CSM, Training

5 Ways to Grow Your Skills and Career with the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) Course

ScrumMasters, raise your hand if you play more than one of these roles daily: team...

Agile, CSM, CSPO, Scrum, Training

What is Agile Training (And Is It Worth It)?

The terms Agile and Scrum have been out in the marketplace for several years. Many...

Certifications, Professional Development

What are ICP-TST and ICP-ATA? An Interview with Sean Killeen and Noura Saad on Agile Testing

Sean Killeen and Noura Saad, both Senior Consultants at NextUp Solutions, are ICAgile authorized trainers...

Agile, Scrum

Three Steps to Agile Project Success

In our last post, we talked about three common reasons Agile projects fail: Lack of...

Agile, Scrum

3 Reasons Why Agile Projects Fail

Imagine this. Your team, which has used a traditional waterfall approach for as long as...

Agile, CSM, CSPO, Training

Should the Product Owner Come From the Client or Vendor?

We often see a scenario where we have vendors/contractors working with a client to deliver...

Agile, Kanban, Training

My Journey to Becoming an Accredited Kanban Trainer

The Kanban Method is an empowering approach that helps individuals and teams harness their full...

Agile at Scale, LeSS, Scrum, Training

More with LeSS – 5 Takeaways from Certified LeSS Practitioner Training

In December, I had the opportunity to attend the Certified LeSS Practitioner course in New...

Agile, Project Management, Scrum

How To Lead An Effective Retrospective

We all know the importance of retrospectives to the Agile and Scrum process. The retrospective...