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How to Save Time on Daily Standup Meetings: Zapier Story

Daily stand-ups. The cornerstone of agile methodology. In fact, 87% of agile teams employ daily stand-ups in their day-to-day operations. And they all struggle. There are 100 situations where your daily standup can go south. And then there are 100 more on top of that.  Situation #1: An engineer shares with his team what he…

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3 Best Slack Standup Bots in 2020 [In-Depth Comparison]

Companies often turn to a Slack standup bot for a couple of reasons: The team, or some portion of it, is remote, so there’s no convenient time to schedule standups due to time zone differences. It’s difficult to get everyone on the same call/meeting. Standups take too much time. They often turn into long decision…

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How to Become a Scrum Master

If you asked a typical cross-section of 100 High School students what job they hoped to be doing in ten or fifteen years from now, you’d get a lot of teachers and engineers, some lawyers and doctors, a variety of other job titles, but almost certainly not a single scrum master. It’s not that surprising…

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What is Planning Poker in Agile?

In Agile Methodology, one term that you will regularly come across is “Planning Poker”, but what is it exactly? Well, sadly, it’s not organizing a game of stud poker with your workmates in your lunch break because the business you work for has just adopted Agile. As attractive as that may sound to some, Planning…

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