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How to build a kick-ass agile team

Despite sharing common values, there is no formula for the perfect agile team. Some implement scrum while others use kanban. Agile purists prefer co-located teams, but business realities sometimes necessitate distributing an agile team across geographies. Most agile teams possess all the required skills, but sometimes it's necessary to call on specialists for specific work. So how do you know whether your team is on the path to greatness? Read on.

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Kanban is a leaner agile development methodology. In our blogs about Portfolio for JIRA, we’ve focused heavily on scrum methodology, but lately we’ve been getting more questions about how kanban can be planned in Portfolio for JIRA. Because no matter what agile framework your team uses, Portfolio for JIRA can forecast a realistic roadmap for your product or project. So let's see how you can set up and plan your kanban teams.

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Can agile methodologies used to deliver products really help marketers in delivering campaigns? We think the answer is yes. In today's world of constant customer feedback, marketers must be able to adjust their plans based on what's trending in digital and social media. And with that, they need a better way to manage their marketing projects. That is why many are looking at agile marketing and methods such as scrum and kanban, to help.

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Happy December, the time for retrospectives! The end of the year is a time for reflection. For our team, each member considers questions like: What went well? What accomplishments did I make? What do I want to improve on? What did I miss that I want to do next year? That's right, December is our yearly retrospective! (That's the cool agile term.) Retrospectives are the meetings held after a sprint, iteration, or release.

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Nobody will ever accuse me of being a wine snob, what with my unsophisticated palate and refusal to spend over $30 per bottle. But I know what I like, and when I find something I like, I tend to grab a few bottles to have on hand. This has led to me to build up a modest little collection over the past few years. I don't have space for a proper wine rack to hold it, so everything is stored in cardboard boxes in my basement. This is nicely space efficient, but about as un-transparent as can be.

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