Tag: Acceptance

Using Stories on my Personal Kanban

Using Stories on my Personal Kanban

A colleague on Twitter asked how do I break down my stories, acceptance criteria etc?  As a reference point, “stories” refer to my use of User Stories on a task board or Kanban.  It’s a method of representing requirements or scope.  In upcoming posts, I’ll also write about acceptance criteria, size, blocks… Let’s say you…

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Help Me Understand What I am Seeing Here

Help Me Understand What I am Seeing Here

Things seemed to get a little heated in the meeting yesterday.  Upon reviewing the vendor-supplied PowerPoint deck, we noticed graphs illustrating the quantity of issues found and when the vendor planned to fix them.  So, we flipped back a few slides and noticed a table detailing the quantity of requirements that passed or failed, during…

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Meeting Acceptance Criteria Implies Customer Satisfaction

Meeting Acceptance Criteria Implies Customer Satisfaction

It doesn’t matter if your model is Kanban, Agile, Waterfall, or RUP.  You can’t close out a project or task without first identifying the Acceptance Criteria.  Acceptance criteria begins to take shape during the first moments of a project or task. If you are utilizing Kanban or Agile, everything pertaining to your deliverable should be…

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Risk is Like the Five Stages of Grief

Risk is Like the Five Stages of Grief

The PMBoK 4th Edition offers several risk related definitions.  I saw a trend that was very similar to the Kübler-Ross model, commonly known as the five stages of grief.  The following are a few actual risk related definitions from the PMBoK.  I hope you find them useful. PMBoK 4th Edition Risk – An uncertain event…

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