User stories demystified

User stories, user stories everywhere!! In one of our previous blog posts, we took a close look at how Agile is widely used across industries, contrary to the popular belief that agile is only for software related activities. In that study we also found some pain points- one of them was difficulty to get started. Lets face it, Agile methodology is great at helping you churn out products at faster rate, but it comes with its own set of jargon which sometimes proves very difficult for newcomers to handle. In this post today we will focus on few such terms, specifically- user story and the user story points. We will see how can these be used to simplify projects, and of course how to set them up in Taiga.

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What is Kanban?

Photo by JD Hancock There has been a lot of talk about Kanban recently. Many software development organizations have picked up Kanban based approach to speed up their growth. There are several great Kanban specific tools available for personal and professional use, e.g. Trello, Taiga, and even Visual Studio by Microsoft. So, what makes Kanban such a great way to manage software development - and why should you give it a thought.

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Agile as a management tool for non-IT industry: an insight

Photo by Alex Jones Ever since its inception in 2001, the Agile manifesto and the Agile project management methodology has been primarily thought of, as a tool for software companies to drive productivity. But what about non-IT, non software companies? Don’t they deserve to be productive and gain efficiency using the best practices available?

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Your team doesn't update the PM tool? Here is what you can do.

Photo by Scott Schwartz Everyone has few turn offs - for some it is untidy hair, for some it is unpunctuality, for some dishonesty, and so on. But almost every developer I know has one common turn off, their project management tool! Let me elaborate, being a software developer is no less than being in a very demanding relationship. You say why? A project demands a lot - attention, focus, love, dedication - just like your beloved. And developers give it all without a thought to their project, but then updating the project management portal at the end of the day - isn’t it like informing your partner’s father about what happened the whole day.

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Our first TAIGA DAY

Taiga Day The week before we launched we had planned an off-site. We wanted to celebrate the way we work and how strongly we feel about free & open source software, about the community and what makes a team truly remarkable. It all boils down to culture so we concentrated on that and decided to enjoy our day, the TAIGA DAY.

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