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Agile SCRUM for One (part 5): How I Do SCRUM for One

If you’ve read the first 4 parts of this series, you know that if you ever take on projects in your work or life that take months to complete, SCRUM for One can help you stay motivated, avoid a lot of second-guessing, avoid that gnawing impatience that grows over time, and create higher quality products […]

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Agile SCRUM for One (Part 4): Traditional SCRUM in a Nutshell

We’ll Look at Traditional SCRUM — SO THAT We Can Better Understand How To Implement SCRUM for One. SCRUM for one (SFO) is working for me — very well. Since I’ve been doing it I don’t have that nagging anxiety that comes from working on long projects for too long without feedback. I’m still working […]

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Agile SCRUM for One (part 3): Big Projects and Unexpected Complications

In the previous post in this series I discussed sunk costs, and how they mount as we work without feedback on large projects. And we talked about how sunk costs will often amplify any doubts and anxieties we have about our work. Perhaps the probability of having doubts is a function of time since last […]

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Agile SCRUM for One (part 2): Big Projects and Sunk Costs

If you’re a creative individual, working for yourself, or mostly by yourself, big projects can mess with your mind. One reason for this is because of the “sunk costs” that accrue as you go. In this post I’m going to explain what sunk costs are, why they make big projects a pain, and how a […]

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Agile SCRUM for One (part 1): Iterative Planning for Individuals

Do your projects ever take months to complete? When you’re in the middle of one of these projects, do you ever get impatient, longing for the launch day so you can make all your hard work pay off? Do you ever have doubts about whether the project is a good idea when feedback on it […]

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