Kanban vs Scrum - How to choose?

Matrix - Red pell scene We’re always in pursuit of the best tool or technique or methodology that we think will almost magically set us on the path to be super productive, super fast and super cool people who can fix bugs in minutes if not seconds, who can estimate stuff correct upto two decimal places and who can foresee any possible upcoming roadblocks. But, till that happens, we’ll have to make use of the current tools and techniques. Kanban vs scrum, and how to choose between them, seems like the battle these days.

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Taiga Pulsatilla Patens Release (2.0)

NPS / Jacob W. Frank: Denali National Park and Preserve To celebrate beautiful hairy things, we've name Taiga 2.0 the Pulsatilla Patens release, named after this beautiful purple, slightly hairy flower native to Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China, Canada and the United States. And why not? It's been hairy getting to 2.0, but it is indeed beautiful (code).

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Difference between user stories and tasks

'Matrioskes' by Miquel Bohigas Costabella Though they sound similar in a functional manner, user stories and tasks are quite different aspects of agile methodology. Still, many of us use the terms user story and tasks interchangeably. Not only this causes confusion, but also keeps you from reaping the full benefits of your agile work culture. Until and unless you clearly know the terms and their meanings, you will not be able to follow the best practices. So, let’s try to clearly understand the difference between user stories and tasks.

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Priority and severity: What’s the difference?

stone and pen Filing bugs is a mundane task - everyone does it, from developers to testers, and sometimes even the end users. But many of us don’t understand one of the most important concepts while filing a bug, the difference between priority and severity. While some use these terms interchangeably, others use them with opposite meaning. Let us today clear the misconceptions about these two terms, so that teams can make the full use of their bug management tools.

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You helped us win the best agile tool 2015 award

Taiga&Kaleidos Team with superpowers I am writing this post at 39.000 feet on my way back from London to Madrid. Yesterday was a great day for Taiga but most importantly, we had so much fun! So there is this thing called Agile Awards in the UK. It has been going on for 7-8 years now and the different categories acknowledge various aspects of the Agile movement. Projects, people, initiatives... and for the first time this year, they added the Best Agile Tool award.

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Personal Kanban using Taiga

'Grey Felt Journal TO DO LIST on a white desk' by Karolina Grabowska One of the best productivity hacks is to always keep a to-do list handy. This helps you keep a track of what needs to be done and what is accomplished. As it may sound very simple, almost all of us have struggled while trying to keep a to-do list updated and keeping ourselves on track to follow the list. We either get too busy and forget to update the list itself or take it too casually to stay on course and finish the tasks on the list. Either way, this is a failure. So, what is the solution?

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