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story mapping, project management tool, collaborative tool
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Estimate inflation is when the estimate assigned to a product backlog item (usually a user story) increases over time. For example, today the team estimates something will take five points but previously they would have called it three points.

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The biggest lesson I try to impart is how to be a servant leader. Changing your mindset from directing to serving can be difficult. But, in an Agile world, servant leadership is what is needed to be truly successful. Enabling others to be successful, will make the organization and the individual successful. When the teams win, everyone wins. - See more at: http://buff.ly/24T1Q68

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I was asked the other day: how does Agile Marketing fit with Account Based Marketing? I think the two concepts are orthogonal. The first, ABM, answers the question of who you are marketing to and how you are approaching them, while the second, Agile, answers the question of how you are managing the process. That said, I do think every Agile Marketer who is also a B2B marketer should understand the basics of Account Based Marketing.

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It isn’t hard to find a UX designer to nag you about testing your designs with actual users. The problem is, we’re not very good at explaining why you should do user testing (or how to find the time). We say it like it’s some accepted, self-explanatory truth that deep down, any decent human knows is the right thing to do. Like “be a good person” or “be kind to animals.” Of course, if it was that self-evident, there would be a lot more user testing in this world.

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Hopefully by now you’re seeing that design has significant power to drive perception, motivation, and behavior. It’s tempting to assume that design is just fluff – just decorative frosting on the cake. But design is powerful, especially when you realize there’s no such thing as a neutral design. Every design has an effect.

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A business’s churn rate may signify that the company is not serving its existing customers, and is instead solely focusing its attention and resources on getting new customers. The users notice a disintegrating level of support from the SaaS provider and become disengaged. This is a dangerous path that dooms both the business and its users, ultimately resulting in lost revenue.

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To understand the culture you’re attempting to change in your organization, you need to measure (or sense) the current state and then map that state to a model.

AGILE CHANGE OR ADOPTION: SENSE YOUR CURRENT CULTURE

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Iwan Roberts (Business analyst, BBC) is part of a relatively small agile team building location services at the BBC, continuously iterating for over a year now. In this ProductTank talk – “Driven By Data” – Iwan gives a whistle-stop tour of how his team has iteratively built a set of operational dashboards to help them understand their data-driven product, and unravel how users are actually behaving.

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Many teams have at least a moderate ability to plan and control their time. They're able to say, "We will work on these things over the coming sprint," and have a somewhat reasonable expectation of that being the case.

In this post, I want to address this topic for two different types of teams:

A team that has occasional, but not excessive, interruptions
A team that is highly interrupt-driven

http://buff.ly/1SnkSNP

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You know that unsettling feeling when you’re half way through a project and you’re presenting design concepts? No major feedback, smiles across the table, heads nodding yes. Home run right? No, that feeling scares the shit out of me because you know there’s complexity lurking below and it will surface before you’re done solving the problem. If you don’t overcome it can crush your productivity and even kill the product before it sees the light of day.

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