» Coaching Agile Team
18/05/19 13:36
Hello All, I need some help/advice regarding coaching.Basically I wanted to know the following : How do Experience Agile coach coaches teams or higher level management, is there some specific or systematic methods of doing this.Is there ...

» PSM II: 6 Stances of Scrum Master vs. Barry Overreem's 8 Stances
17/05/19 19:33
Hi, I just done a PSM II. There are mentioned 6 stances of a scrum master, but the widly accepted paper from Barry mentions 8 stances ( https://scrumorg-website-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/drupal/2017-05/The%208%2… ) In more detail: Servant Le...

» My Study Tips for passing PSPO I
16/05/19 21:16
Hi everybody, I'm so extremely happy. I have passed PSPO I exam (93.8%) :) !!!! Thanks all for your support, I benefit from this forum a lot, Here is my study tips, I hope it benefits who are planning to take the exam. Study Resources:

» Retrospective for Scrum Masters
16/05/19 11:00
Hello all, was wondering if anyone had some tips to help me out with my dilema. The company i work for have around 13 Scrum masters scattered across multiple cities. Next week, we are all to have a meetup in one of the cities as an annua...

» Do we have any Industry standard for Productivity(story point per person day)?
16/05/19 08:42
Do we have any Industry standard for Productivity metric(story point per person day)?

» Transitioning from Scrum Master to Product Owner role
15/05/19 19:57
My department has been going through a lot of change.  So much so that we are losing people.  So far, we have lost 3 out of 10 developers and 1 out of 2 Product Owners.  We have had a couple of open positions for POs, as well, and have n...

» Clarification on responsibilities of Product Owner and Scrum Master
15/05/19 16:08
Hello, I am attending a Prince2 Agile training in Germany and the Scrum Guide is one of the topic. The trainer has insisted on the following, which I totally disagree.   1. Product Owner - Formuliert das Sprint Ziel (formulates the sprin...

» Dependencies between teams in Scrum
15/05/19 15:45
Hi, I would like to ask you guys for a piece of advice about how to best deal with dependencies between teams that work on the same product. To my understanding, we should make sure that dependencies are maintained at their minimum level...

» Changed my life to become a scrum master. Advice appreciated
15/05/19 12:50
Hi everyone.   Stephen here. First of all thanks for taking the time to read this. Long story short, I left my career in teaching English as a foreign language to learn to become a scrum master. 1. What I did So I always knew about scrum...

» from scrum to SAFe
15/05/19 11:18
Hello everyone!  I have been working in scrum with small development teams for the last few years. Now I decided to study Scaled Agile Framework, go for training and than do the certification.   Do you have similar experiences? Can you s...

» Shorten the feedback loop
15/05/19 11:13
My team is undertaking a huge project, for the moment, only a senior DEV and Architect are involved in the design and coding. They have done the nice work of splitting stuff into epics and stories, which is fine. As a scrum master, I hav...

» Am I ready for the PAL assessment?
13/05/19 20:01
I took the PAL 1 assessment in November and failed with a 79.8% score. My company will reimburse me for the assessment that I pass.   Question is: I have been taking the Open Scrum Assessment and the Open PAL Assessment and usually getti...

» Project delivery priority decision : PO or Client ?
13/05/19 14:21
Hello, I've wondered for the following case which can occur in Scrum sprint. Example: We're in the middle of sprint, and we see that we have the capacity to finish either Story A or Story B. The customer says he wants Story B, but me as ...

» Transition from Waterfall into Agile with outsourced development company
13/05/19 14:11
Hello, we're a 15 ppl company across 3 countries/remote, with 1 person/project manager in IT (me), the CEO and the team (working the daily tasks, not IT related).

» audits in scrum framework
13/05/19 08:01
Hi folks, My organisation certified in ISO 9001 and ISO 2000. We are also moved into product based by using various agile frameworks. Since we are ISO certified,requirement is we should have audit team independently and conduct audits qu...

» 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...

» An Agile Community of Practice Starter Kit
14/10/18 17:41
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
03/10/18 01:20
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...

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