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In-Depth: The Evidence-Based Business Case For Agile

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What is the business case for Agile teams? We think we do well to base our beliefs about Agile more on evidence. This post is our attempt to bring an evidence-based perspective to the business case of Agile teams. Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams.

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Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

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IEEE Transactions of Software Engineering, 1 (1984): 4-21. By the way, the pure conjecture that agile enables late changing requirements to not have a significant impact on the cost and schedule of the development project is completely lacking any testable evidence outside of personal anecdotes of agile advocates.

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In-Depth: How Easily Biases Distort What We Believe (In The Workplace)

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Initially coined by cognitive psychologist Lee Ross (1977), it happens when people underestimate the influence of the situation on the behavior of others while overestimating the influence of their personal traits and beliefs (Berry, 2015). This bias is also known as the ‘correspondence bias’. Examples in the workplace. Anchoring bias.

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In-Depth: Stable Or Fluid Teams? What Does The Science Say?

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Recently, the concept of “fluid teams”, “dynamic reteaming” or “ad-hoc teaming” has gained traction in the Agile community. Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams. This corresponds with research on autonomous teams, as well as principles of Agile software development.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

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“Believing is Seeing: Confirmation Bias Studies in Software Engineering, “Magne Jørgensen and Efi Papatheocharous, 41st Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA). The Use of Precision of Software Development Effort Estimates to Communicate Uncertainty,” Magne Jørgensen, Software Quality Days. “The

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Software Estimating Resources

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This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Cost Modeling Agile Software Development,” Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen, International Transactions on Systems and Applications, Volume 1 Number 2, pp. & Zein, S.,

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Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Moonpig was founded in 1999, before Lean and Agile approaches had become mainstream in the UK. It was not until about 2013 that Moonpig first began to adopt Agile practices. In this post Amanda Colpoys – a Lean, Agile and Growth Coach, shares her experiences as she set out to introduce business agility at Moonpig.

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