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Technical Specialists

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Ever wondered if deep specialists in specific fields are most productive on teams with similarly skilled people or a wide variety? A similar question came in from a client in today: >> I will complete my Product Owner training today. The course I am taking is...

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WSXPO17

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Announcement version .1b (Expect something more beautiful and arranged in the future, but here is the critical info) WELCOME TO WIKISPEED EXPO 2017! Where: Seattle, WA, USA. Likely Pacific Raceways racetrack in the AM then WIKISPEED's Lynnwood, WA, USA shop in the evening. Pacific Raceways (not yet confirmed):...

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Product Owner Dependability and Adaptability

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This blog post is an invite for open discussion.  If you have any insight or opinions about the content included in this post, please feel free to comment.  We appreciate all feedback and welcome all input. Here begins Rev 0 AKA the rough draft of my...

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Story Points Estimation

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This blog post summarizes the key points which came up in a conversation between Joe Justice and Chris Wallace discussing some challenges Chris is having with consistently and accurately estimating points for user stories in the WikiSpeed Burleson, TX, USA shop. While explaining his current experience with story...

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The Agile Development Manifesto

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“The agile manifesto applies to all industries. When we read it and its 12 principles, and switch each mention of ‘software’ with ‘customer visible value’, we have an elegant methodology that applies to all business.” –Joe Justice We value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Delivering value over comprehensive...

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WIKISPEED’s Definition of Done

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No work is considered done until a physical prototype is created and it passes tests. We test for safety, efficiency, durability, usability, value created, simplicity, environmental impact, and regulatory compliance. Our minimum definition of done for our cars is "Road Legal and Safe." From there we...

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