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Ayokay – Kings of Summer

In my line of work, I spend most of my time collaborating with team members — and I love it! But sometimes I need to get away to get some work done by my lonesome. Throwing on my Bose QC25 headphones and vibing to some good music is my productivity weapon of choice. Hat tip […]

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Atlasssian Certification Program

Atlassian will be rolling out two certifications this year; the JIRA administrator certification and the Confluence administrator certification. I’ve been selected to participate in the beta, and will be preparing to take the Confluence administrator exam in late March. Because it’s the inception of the program, it has been a challenging experience trying to prep. […]

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Using Stretch Goals in Your Sprints

Some teams use something called stretch goals or stretch stories to highlight product backlog items they will accomplish if they finish their sprint commitments early. In my experience, stretch goals are often used as a way to satisfy stakeholders without fully committing to the work. In some ways, it’s more tangible to call it out as […]

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Scrum Events in DC

I received an email today from the Washington D.C. Scrum User Group and wanted to pass it on: Hey DCSUGer’s, We hope that you stayed safe during #thewinterawakens storm of 2016. Hopefully you had a little fun as well. We wanted to take a little time to make you aware of upcoming events that may […]

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