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The user story in development was deprioritized, what now?

Let’s say you have a Kanban board like the following: Then, suddenly, the P.O. discovers that the features D and E were developed by a competitor and that you are losing users because of that. Therefore, the P.O. decides to deprioritize story C. This is only an example of why a card might be deprioritized … »

Bringing continuous improvements into your agile process: A different Daily Meeting

Congratulations on holding the Reality Check ceremony! You never had the same problem again and now your business plan changes faster according to the nuances of your development plan. (To check what I’m talking about, check the first blog post of this series: Bringing continuous improvements into your agile process: The Reality Check Ceremony). Your … »

Small data with Elixir

This is the first article in a series of articles about “small data” (in contrast to “big data”) in Elixir. We will start by defining what is “small data”, why it matters and then briefly describe the Flow tool and what to expect in the next articles of the series. How small is small? We … »

Ebert, thorough code reviews

Shipping high-quality code is always one of our priorities here at Plataformatec, and we have been accomplishing it through extensive code reviews. It became such an important aspect in our workflows that we started to wonder how to make code reviews more consistent, detailed and productive. Ebert was born with this in mind — to … »

Bringing continuous improvements into your agile process: The Reality Check Ceremony

You’ll start a new product. Awesome! You gather a great development team to kickstart the product, aka to build an MVP. Since you’ve had the idea of the product, it is natural that you’ll be the CEO of that new startup and, therefore, will make the business decisions regarding your product (launch date, market segmentation, … »

The hero syndrome and how to deal with it

Alex Payne wrote in his blog, in 2010, a post about the hero syndrome. However, even though some people are aware of it, we sometimes face some heroes and they end up harming the development process. Therefore, we are here to expand on what Payne said in his post, and try to convince you that … »