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Andrew Fuqua
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How I fixed my leaky Cuisinart.

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Repair a Leaky Cuisinart
My Cuisinart Grind and Brew developed a leak, a small hole in the plumbing and would leak all over the counter. That made it more of a Cussinart in my household. Here's how I fixed it with a little metal epoxy that I got from the local hardware store. Most ...

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A Personal Kanban & a OneNote Folder for Every Client, Project, Aspect of Life
For the last couple years I have almost always had 5 to 10 active Personal Kanbans in Trello along with a folder in OneNote and another in Outlook or gmail (one for each PK). I have one of these trios for each client. I also have a trio for personal/home pr...

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What do you estimate and when do you do it?
Pick up most any book on agile or Scrum and see what it says about planning a product backlog or planning a release or about computing an end date for a project. It will say to identify the stories, estimate them in points, add up all the points, and compar...

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Rules of thumb for deciding how big is too big and how many stories should fit in a sprint.

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How Many Stories per Sprint? Rules of Thumb
I'm often asked how many stories you should have in a sprint. People are looking for guidance. I've heard some coaches recommend “3-6 stories per iteration per developer”. That's a bad rule of thumb. For a team of 7 developers you would have over 20-40 stor...

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Story Splitting -- where do I start?

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Story Splitting: Where do I start?
I don't always follow the same story splitting approach when I need to split a story. It has become intuitive for me so I might not be able to write about everything I do or what goes through my mind or how I know. But I can put here what comes to mind at t...

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Airplane Etiquette: 12 Rants
How about a little airplane etiquette? Surely my readers don't commit any of these blunders, so my suggestion is to print a copy of this to bring on board. This works especially well because those who have a lower airline status tend to be more unaware. Sli...

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