» Better SAFe Than Sorry
The presentation demonstrates why SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is the most widely adopted agile scaling framework. SAFe’s practices have evolved from Agile practices and methods, Lean product... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...
» BI never gets done in a Sprint
Hi I am on a new job as Scrum Product Owner for a scrum team in a product company. The project has been going on for six months and is expected to be completed in six more months. My role is, among other things, to prioritize all BI (Bac...
» Deadlines - Scrum / Agile
Hi, I am a scrum master and have been told that we need to hit a deadline with certain scope. In turn to meet this deadline the team have created a plan (similar to Gantt chart due to dependencies) with me facilitating. It is split into...
» Relevance & Ownership of project artifacts in Agile Scrum World
Dears, Am relatively new to agile scrum world and thus still in dilemma. Favor, if anyone clarifies the same. PBacklog, SBacklog, Increment & DoD are the few standard agile scrum artifacts we are familiar with. However, in any project ( ...
» Agile Coach Camp Canada, Cornwall, Canada, June 7-9 2019
Agile Coach Camp Canada is a conference that creates opportunities for the Agile and Scrum coaches community to share successes, learning, questions and unresolved dilemmas. All this happens in an... [[ This is a content summary only. Vi...
» Master thesis on Nexux
Good day all I am currently writing my master thesis on scaling scrum in large projects using NEXUS. But i am a bit confused on how to get real world data from people currently using nexus in their projects (either by questionnaire or i...
» AgileCraft Acquired by Atlassian
Atlassian, the vendor of the JIRA tool, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AgileCraft, a provider of enterprise agile planning software. AgileCraft helps... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m...
» New product owner in existing team
Hi everyone, I'm soon to start a new job as a product owner and I'm told that i'll be joining an existing team, in and existing project. Do you have any suggestions on how to make this transition for me and and specially for the team/p...
» Feedback on sprint restrospective
What questions could you make to receive a quick quantitative and qualitative feedback on sprint restrospective?
» Is Agile/scrum right methodology for projects dependent on external vendors/suppliers.
From my experience lately , there needs to be thoughtfulness in communicating the change of methodology abruptly from waterfall to Agile. In projects or organisations heavily dependent on suppliers and vendors change of methodology in...
» Trying to understand manager's view of story points delivered vs quality
Today I was discussing with a colleague a previous bad experience with an "acting manager" from a few years ago. The project was a re-inventing of an existing product to move away from technologies that would soon become obsolete / unsup...
» Unrealized Value -- Ambiguous to Me
I do not understand Unrealized Value as covered in the Evidence Based Management Guide (Jan.2019). This guide, defines Unrealized Value (UV) as "...the potential future value that could be realized if the organization could perfectly mee...
» Using Commercial Scrum Tools for Free
If the development of open source Scrum tools was in vogue some years ago, a lot of these projects have now been abandoned. Some are still active, but this is because their development is sponsored... [[ This is a content summary only. V...
» Statistics/Demographics on Leaders and ICs within Agile organizations?
Friends, I am seeking studies, demographics, analytics, information on the folks that work in an Agile organization (or at least in organizations that claim to be Agile). I am coming to the realization that if a new leader is brought int...
» Am I failing as a scrum master?
I've been a scrum master for 9 months, but I've worked in IT for 7 years. Currently I am tasked with 7 dedicated teams and 2 fluid teams. The company I work for is obsessed with getting things in production as FAST as possible. So, after...
» As an agile coach what are the steps to coach the team
Hi, i just want to understand that what are the step to coach an agile team. and how to schedule the training or a coaching in days. second as an consultant i have been appointed as a coach for 6 months. in the 6 months the team is wel...
» How to Define the part of DONE
Hi dears I want to define the part of done, BUT I need to know does it include the developing of System Screens? Or it includes the analysis & design documents? Does it regard User stories only? Or it relates to other product’s parts?
» ZenHub Adds Agile Reporting
ZenHub project management tool for software development teams using GitHub has released a new Agile reporting suite aimed at enterprise software teams looking to optimize their development lifecycle.... [[ This is a content summary only....
» Agile Coach Camp Denmark, Dragor, Denmark, May 23-25 2019
Agile Coach Camp Denmark is a three-day event that serves as an unconference for Agile and Scrum coaches of Denmark and other countries. The Agile Coach Camp Denmark is a free, not-for-profit,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...
» ScrumImpulz, Bratislava, Slovakia, May 30 2019
ScrumImpulz is a one-day conference focused on the Scrum approach for Agile project management that takes place in Slovakia. Local and international experts share their practical experience about the... [[ This is a content summary only....
» Agile Open Canada, Vancouver, Canada, May 27-28 2019
Agile Open Canada is a two-day conference that creates opportunities for the Canadian Agile practitioners and enthusiasts of Canada to share successes, learning, questions and unresolved dilemmas.... [[ This is a content summary only. Vi...
» Walk the Talk for a Better Teamwork
Merete Munch Lange believes that all collaboration between people boils down to one word: trust. So how do you infuse trust in an Agile team to achieve a better teamwork? It can’t be bought, it... [[ This is a content summary only....
» Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Exam Study Tips
You may notice that steps 1-10 are a re-hash of suggestions for studying for the PSM I exam. If you took PSM I recently, then just quickly re-do these steps again (or skim instead of read, etc). If you didn’t take PSM I recently, t...
» Look at Capability, not Title.
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» User Stories to Represent Backend Services, Web Services, SOA, etc
Sometimes you have a need to represent User Stories that describe a back end service, API, web service, or similar. First of all, a couple of warnings. 1. Make sure that you’re not creating a “Technical Story”. Technica...
» The Best Scrum Product Owner Book Ever Written!! (Must Read for PO’s and Agile Coaches)
Full disclosure: I actually sometimes compete against Don, one of the authors, for Scrum Coaching and Training work, so while we are friendly, we are also competitors in the marketplace. People who know me know that I “call ’...
» Product Backlog Refinement Tips (formerly called Grooming)
Executive Summary In this article, I discuss some tips for how to do effective Product Backlog Refinement. “Refinement” is the new term in the Scrum Guide for what used to be called “Grooming” — this change...
» An Agile Community of Practice Starter Kit
As I describe in my article An Agile Architecture Community of Practice, a very mature Community of Practice has mechanisms that represent that the community has come to agree upon, over a long period of time. Those standards and workin...
» Story Testing Patterns
Be sure to remember to mix and combine the patterns as necessary! You can also download a One Page PDF or view the Story Testing Patterns Presentation that goes along with this summary. Pattern Generally Good For… Generally Bad For...
» Agile User Story Slicing – An Alternative to the Vertical Slicing Metaphor for Valuable User Stories
Vertical slicing is a decent metaphor for how to ensure that User Stories are indeed valuable to users and key stakeholders. However, I’ve found it a little bit lacking for more complex systems, especially ones that also have upstr...