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Commercial Scrum Retrospectives Tools

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Many Scrum teams are based on a distributed organization where members are in different locations, countries or time zones. How could these Agile teams perform their retrospectives? Some companies have developed online tools that can be used to facilitate retrospectives for distributed Scrum teams. share share tweet share email 

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How NOT to Implement Agile

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Whether you are implementing Agile in a small company or a large company, one team or numerous teams, there are several best practices that boost not only the speed of the implementation and not only its quality but also the most important key factor, the ability to stick for a long time and basically to create the right new DNA. This presentation describes the common mistakes that are usually done when adopting Agile and Scrum and how to avoid them.

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