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G.I. Agile: Defining Agile for the Federal Government

Software Development, Agile

By Bob Wen

In October of 2018, the Department of Defense did a few things unprecedented in the Agile development space.  The Defense Innovation Board released a document for open publication and review providing[...]

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Usability, HCI and Isos

Software Development, Technology

Hello World! This is Nick Nader, and I recently joined the Isos Technology team as a solution engineer.

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Why JavaScript Isn't as Bad as Some People Say

Software Development

JavaScript is the second most popular programming language of 2019, according to StackOverFlow. 95% of all websites use it. And if a website doesn’t use it, it’s generally going to be a boring website. Despite its[...]

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Moving Beyond "The Three Questions"

Software Development, DevOps

This post was co-authored with Bob Wen.

"What is your name?...What is your quest?..."

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

A practice that most teams adopt from Scrum is the Daily Standup or "Daily Scrum". In this[...]

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Design and UX are Due for an Evolution Bump

Software Development, User Experience

Through the ages people have refined everything we do in everyday life. Change is the key to our progression as the human race. We have come out of the trees and caves and jumped straight through to the stars. Why would[...]

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Working with WSJF Part 2: WSJF in Jira

Software Development, Agile

By Bob Wen

If you remember from my previous blog article, we saw how the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) used Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) as its mechanism for prioritization.

Whether you are getting ready for[...]

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Death by a Thousand Cuts - The Dangerous Division of Developer's Time

Software Development, Agile

Reading through the /r/agile subreddit the other day, I recently came across the following question:

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Working with WSJF Part 1: What is WSJF?

Software Development, Agile

By Bob Wen

When working with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), you may deal with types of work that can be decomposed into Stories lasting longer than a typical Scrum iteration, while fitting within the time frame of a

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Using Jira Resolution Field Descriptions: "Cancelled" and "Won't Do"

Software Development, Jira

I’m frequently asked the question:

If a team wants to maintain stories that are deemed unnecessary, what is the best way to show these in Jira versus having a resolution status of "cancelled".

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Jira Workflow Resolutions: Resolved, Closed, or Done?

Software Development, Jira

I frequently get asked: What’s the difference between resolved and complete? Why do I have more than one version of “Done”?

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