» How does a project without PO looks like?
24/03/23 12:30
There is a project I depend on to reach my overarching goal. The project had a 50% dedicated Business Analyst, 2 developers (contractors), an Architect, a Domain Expert that is an internal Stakeholder for internal company users and a Sta...

» How do you handle unethical behaviour of your employee?
23/03/23 18:22
Hello everyone, I am an entrepreneur and my company is performing well. However, I am facing a challenge with unethical behavior from some of my employees. Specifically, two of my employees consistently fail to submit work on time and fr...

» Topics covered in Sprint Planning
23/03/23 05:34
Hi, Can someone please confirm that correction in screenshot below is not correct.  This is Q #71 in first set on this udemy course.

» Testing with a Low-Code Platform, whilst using Scrum.
21/03/23 11:35
Fairly new Scrum Master who has a massive headache at the moment in relation to testing. I have visited the other forums however, I am often left with more questions than answers. So far, at a high-level, I have assumed: 1. There is NO f...

21/03/23 08:34
Hi all, I am very much new to the SCRUM framework and at the moment collecting data for a research paper I am conducting. To all with any experience working in AGILE virtual teams or within SCRUM itself, if you could spare 3 minutes to c...

» Oxymoron Term: Junior Scrum Master
20/03/23 17:28
Somewhere I read this: "Scrum Master requires mastery and distinct skills, it takes years of practice and endurance to become a Master, hence there is no such thing as Junior Scrum Master as it is an oxymoron". This makes sense.  Now que...

» Nexus adoptions
17/03/23 08:17
Good day all! I hope you can help me and with that enrich this forum with it. I am looking for adoptions of Nexus and stories how it came about that from the scaling methods, Nexus was chosen. What problems did you encounter and how were...

» Timely completion of tasks
16/03/23 02:10
My team is struggling to complete their tasks as per the estimations due to some blockages/dependencies. We have started keeping due dates on the respective tasks in Jira but now members are feeling pressurized and not happy. What can be...

» How do I help them resolve this?
14/03/23 23:55
I have recently started working at a new company, it's a very small company with only 1 scrum team. We have a successful product, and we use a service to host that product. We're trying to remove our dependency on the host, by building o...

» Attending Retros
14/03/23 19:47
I'm a PO in a small company, we have 2 scrum teams. I have been attending the Retros as a viewer at times, other times, as a facilitator. The scrum team knows me well. Is it okay to attend retros for other teams if the company is small a...

» Scrum Guide 2020
30/08/20 14:50
Lean and focused. Thirteen pages long. To be released this fall.

» Migration and Clarity
14/08/20 15:08
Massachusetts, my home, has experienced progressively warmer winters. One consequence is that many birds that used to migrate through Massachusetts now stop in Massachusetts for the winter. The result is birds everywhere. Ben, a farmer i...

» Mildred the Goose
13/07/20 15:00
Overview:  Agile processes are easy to grasp after you’ve been on a project that employs them. Until then, many have trouble understanding what an agile process or an agile project is all about. Whereas traditional project management app...

» Muck the Duck
12/07/20 15:52
These are the jokes I told in my Scrum Master classes. Brick-Laying Duck New buildings were going up all over town. The best were made from brick. And, as you would expect, bars were always nearby to salve the pains of the working folk I...

» Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Exam Study Tips
08/05/20 14:01
Read and thoroughly understand/internalize the Scrum Guide. Read it several times in different sittings. We recommend that you download the PDF and read it like you would a book. Over, and over again! Take the Scrum Open assessment numer...

» The End of Kurt Cagle: Or At Least the End of his Movie Studio Model.
10/09/19 03:01
Disclaimer Up Front:  I have been “Crazy” about Scrum since I first learned about it, and I myself have been known to act a little “Crazy” at times in my life, and this is why my blog and company operate under the...

» More Aspects of Agile Communities of Practice
25/07/19 02:14
This is a follow up article to my article about An Agile Community of Practice Starter Kit.  I wanted to share some details on other aspects of CoP’s. Scope and Nature of a CoP The scope of an Agile CoP can be of varying sizes and ...

» Better SAFe Than Sorry
25/03/19 15:38
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 ...

» Agile Coach Camp Canada, Cornwall, Canada, June 7-9 2019
21/03/19 07:00
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...

» AgileCraft Acquired by Atlassian
20/03/19 14:48
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...

» Using Commercial Scrum Tools for Free
19/03/19 07:00
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...

» ZenHub Adds Agile Reporting
15/03/19 14:42
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
15/03/19 07:30
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
15/03/19 07:00
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
15/03/19 06:00
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...

» Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Exam Study Tips
27/02/19 22:12
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.
04/02/19 15:50
Development team or Delivery team. Continue reading →

» User Stories to Represent Backend Services, Web Services, SOA, etc
15/01/19 20:50
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)
15/12/18 16:44
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)
22/10/18 11:16
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...

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