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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • Improving communities of practice

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • Pitch the abstract to better attract people who might either be improving their CoP or thinking about starting one.
    • Wait, what? In scenario #1, the team has spent 6 weeks refining the backlog? They're conducting sprint planning without the product owner? The team is in the business of taking requirements and squeezing them into the sardine tin? How did they get into such a mess in the first place? Who's paying attention to successive release of valuable functionality?
    • Are the answers in the green boxes supposed to be the "right" answers? I think there are better, and some of them really bother me.
  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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    s/you/your/


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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Elevator Pitch

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    45 Mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner

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    Fannie Mae
    schedule 1 year ago
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    Lightning Talk
    Intermediate

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