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Joel A. R.


Redmond, WA
Hometown: Spokane

Member since:

February 14, 2013

How do you use Agile?

Yes, we're using Scrum with 3-week sprints, daily stand-ups split across 2 locations using Google Hangouts, JIRA & Greenhopper 6.x, 1hr retrospectives and 1hr sprint demos. We've yet to realize a dramatic increase in our rate of delivery. I think the primary causes of this are having our team too large (nearly 20 people), spread too thin across too many stories and not maintaining quality along the way. We're more successful than most of our peer teams but still have a long way to go to realize the full benefits of Agile/Scrum.

What Agile topics would you like to dicuss and/or present?

I'd like to know more about companies on the Eastside who practice or would like to practice Scrum as intended by its founders. I've yet to work at a company willing to take the FULL plunge and would like to join one to learn and see how it's truly done.


I'm a Certified ScrumMaster, a Technical Project Manager & process improvement enthusiast.

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