Tag: Agile



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How to Run a Successful Sprint Review Meeting


A Sprint Review is a meeting that closes and approves a Sprint in Scrum. The value of this meeting comes to inspect the increment and adapt the Product Backlog accordingly to current business conditions. This is a session where the Scrum Team and all interested stakeholders can attend to exchange information regarding progress made during […]




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What to Know Before Introducing Pair Programming at Your Company?


Pair programming has become a popular way of developing the newest products and encouraging team members to share knowledge and grow together. Many of the world’s top enterprises adopt this innovative technique. Some of them with success and some of them with less expected results. Before a company embraces pair programming its leaders and developers […]




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Grape Up Consultants’ 101 – What Does On-site Work Look Like?


When I first came to Grape Up, almost two years ago, I could hardly say I did not know what to expect. The kind of work I was to be doing was known to me, as was the location. Still, I felt anxious about going over the pond and spending almost three months in a […]




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What Is It Like to Work on an On-site Project?


Have you ever considered working abroad on an on-site project? Or maybe you have already tried it? Whether it’s one of your goals for the upcoming year or you are just curious what the pros and cons are, it’s always worth to explore other people’s perspectives and scenarios of their episodes abroad. So, based on […]




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In case of a broken repository, break glass: mitigating real-life Git goofs


Imagine that you’re busy with a project that’s become a lifeblood of your company. The release is just a few days away and the schedule is tight. You work overtime or spend your 9-5 switching back and forth between a multitude of JIRA tickets, pushing a lot of pull requests as new issues come and […]




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A Slippery Slope from Agile to Fragile: Treat Your Team with Respect


„Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.” said Steve Jobs. Now imagine if he didn’t have such Agile approach. Would the iPhone ever exist? Agile development, a set of methods and practices where solutions evolve thanks to the collaboration between cross-functional teams. It is also […]