My TILs of the week 10/20

This is a summary of my “Today I Learned” moments of the calendar week 10. Topics are user interviews, technical debt and getting ready for being a podcast guest.

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Write better user stories with INVEST

Unclear stories make unpredictable, inefficient sprints. They demotivate the developers. It spawns an environment of “them versus us” thinking.

You want to ensure that you document your user stories, have meaningful discussions around them and confirm that everyone has the same understanding. Easier said than done. How can we achieve this?

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Becoming a conference speaker

Conference talks are a great way to expand your knowledge and get fresh ideas. The agile community has come up with some great events. They are a great way to meet like minded people and connect with the community.

But how do you get from a conference attendee to becoming an active speaker?

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5 steps to craft a vision for an established team

Usually we talk about a vision for a team, company or product at the beginning of its life. This makes perfect sense. The very first thing you want to set straight is what the ultimate goal is. Without it you might wander directionless into your journey.

So if your vision is so important what do you do when your journey has already started but you don’t have one?

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