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11 Ways to Productively Work Remotely with Microsoft Teams
Libby Fisette Libby Fisette  |  
Mar 31, 2020
This blog is excerpted from, “How to Productively Work Remotely with Microsoft Teams: The Guide” by Libby Fisette, Skyline’s Modern Workplace Director. Download the full guide here (including screenshots) In the past few weeks, we've seen the world quickly shift to working remote. Some companies...
Office 365
20 Ways to Adapt Agile Best Practices to Remote Work
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Mar 24, 2020
The author of our Basic and Advanced Agile Transformation eBooks shares how you can adapt agile best practices to enable your workforce to be effective working remotely from home, the beach, or anywhere in the world (with reliable internet). With COVID-19 disrupting nearly every aspect of daily...
Agile
6 Real Truths About Project Leadership Learned from Trial & Error
Kari Vondracek Kari Vondracek  |  
Mar 17, 2020
About the author: Kari Vondracek (MBA, CSM, PMP, PSM I) is a project manager at Skyline Technologies. Since 1996 she has been leading projects in a variety of industries. When I was a young, know-it-all, 25-year-old, I was put into my first managerial position. I was a fresh college graduate...
Project Management
Agile User Story Splitting by User Roles
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Mar 10, 2020
In this blog series, Rachael Wilterdink (CBAP, PMI-PBA, PSM I, CSM) dives into 25 different techniques for approaching story splitting that she has used throughout her career. Make sure to subscribe to our blog or stop by each week to catch all 25! Different users of your system may have...
Agile
Agile Story Splitting by Happy/Unhappy Paths & Operations (CRUD)
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Mar 03, 2020
In this blog series, Rachael Wilterdink (CBAP, PMI-PBA, PSM I, CSM) dives into 25 different techniques for approaching story splitting that she has used throughout her career. Make sure to subscribe to our blog or stop by each week to catch all 25!#3 - Happy / Unhappy Path or FlowGood User...
Agile
How API Integrations Can Give Your Business One Source of Truth
Nick Dopkins Nick Dopkins  |  
Feb 25, 2020
As an organization grows, so does its IT stack and the amount of applications it manages. If left unchecked, this can result in a multitude of disjointed programs that duplicate data, repeat logic, and know nothing about each other. Implementing API integration to formulate one source of truth...
Agile Story Splitting by Capabilities/User Goals & Workflow Steps
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Feb 18, 2020
In this blog series, Rachael Wilterdink (CBAP, PMI-PBA, PSM I, CSM) dives into 25 different techniques for approaching story splitting that she has used throughout her career. Make sure to subscribe to our blog or stop by each week to catch all 25!#1 - Capabilities/User Goals This seems to be...
Agile
How to Identify Good and Bad Agile User Stories
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Feb 11, 2020
If you read my previous blog, you’ll know the basics of a User Story. But what makes for a good or bad agile user story? In this blog, I’ll cover the criteria that will help you identify one from the other.What Makes a Good User Story? The most common checklist that is applied to identify a GOOD...
Agile
What are Agile User Stories and Why Should You Split Them?
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Feb 04, 2020
Story splitting is one of the most deceptively difficult skills to master in agile. It sounds so easy, “Let's just a break a big story part into smaller pieces.” But as easy as it sounds, I struggled with it when I first transitioned to agile. I have since seen many other teams and individuals...
AgileScrum
4 Agile Transformation Pain Points with Managing Work
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Jan 28, 2020
In this blog, Rachael Wilterdink, CBAP®, PMI-PBA®, CSM®, PSM, pulls from her extensive experience to guide professionals along their agile journey. For a full overview on this topic, download her eBook: 20 Advanced Agile Transformation Pain Points. As a Business Analyst with extensive agile...
Agile
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