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The Best of the Week (June 20): Agile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (June 20 to 27). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. I Don't Think That Software Development Word Means What You Think It Means

There are several terms used inappropriately or incorrectly in software development. In this post, I look at some of these terms and the negative consequences of misuse of these terms.

2. The Best Lean Startup Tool in My Experience

There’s a specific agile tool which I think every early-stage product team should use, regardless of whether they’re following the Lean Startup methodology. Lean Startup drew its roots from agile software development.

3. Agile Decompiled: Sprints

One of the practices in the Scrum methodology is the sprint. A sprint is a short time frame in which to get the most functionality in a product within the time frame.

4. #NoEstimates

When I started my career as a software developer, there was a running joke in the company. For each level of management, we should multiply an estimation by 1.3.

5. Are We There Yet?

When my kids were young, my wife introduced a concept for this question that she got from her family that is so brilliant in its simplicity that I wonder that this isn’t common knowledge with all parents. Something they should tell you during Lamaze class.

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