» Allocating Capacity for Backlog Refinement.
I'd like to present some data, using which I'd like to understand how much time should be reserved for backlog refinement. Don't get me wrong, I understand that refinement is not necessarily an event or a meeting, I understand that it ca...
» Putting scrum and user stories into practice while helping the team
I've recently joined a team as a "proxy PO", the principal PO also being in manager position. I have some questions about problems I encounter, but before let me give a bit of context:
» Who is technically writing the user stories?
I'm PO and new to the company. I'm used to identify and than write down the "pain" of our customer in backlog items (User Stories). Thats my preperation for the refinement where we are than discussing together with the development team,...
» Agile during recsseion
Any thoughts on what will be the job outlook for scrum masters or agile coaches during a recession?
» Frequency of Inspection and Adaptation
Hello guys, I am a bit confused to the statement in "Software in 30 Days" regarding the frequency of I&A. Could you please provide example or explanation? "The frequency of I&A depends on how much risk we want to take. The greater the un...
» Project Plan/ estimation
Hi All, who is responsible for project monitoring toward road map/ release plan? I am in a project where PO is assigning task to other such as me as SM or Agile analyst? up to my humble understanding that PO is responsible for vision roa...
» How would you encorporate non-trivial technical preceeding work into multiple user stories?
A while ago we made a new feature. This new feature only works for situation a. We need to develop this feature to allow it to work for situations b and c aswell as a. I have made user stories to make the feature work in situations b and...
» Sprint in environment/sustainability
Hello everyone, I am trying to find out if there are any examples of people using Sprint or Scrum in environmental campaigning or management out there. Any suggestions are welcome but I am seeking someone who has used it to help shape an...
» who should own the Jira board Development team or Scrum Master
Hi All, Please share your own thoughts on this topic with why? It will be very helpful to me. Thanks Monika
» Is the Team following Scrum if they do this....?
If a team exceeds the timebox of any Scrum Event occassionally does it mean they are not following Scrum? If a team uses more than 10% of their capacity for backlog refinement then are they following Scrum? If a team has members referrin...
» No experience
I am Scrum certified - PSM1. Have never worked in a Scrum or Agile environment. Nor do I know anything about software development. Just wondering what to do with my PSM1, since employers are always asking for years of experience. In what...
» Practice Test question of PSM, This explanation made me confused. Is it right? any idea? is scrum.org differs with scrum guide?
57- There can be multiple Definitions of Done when multiple teams are working on the same product. Yours Expected ✓ ✘ a. FALSE ✘ ✓ b. TRUE
» Retro feedback
Hi, In one of our retros, one of the team members came up saying that he is only busy with sprint work and not getting enough time for self-learning. We have a team of 6 and in a 2-week sprint, we usually pick up, 60 pointers, on an aver...
» Project without any product owner
Hi, I am working in an organization in which the board has decided on taking in a series of projects to improve the current software performance and efficiency of processes such as error tracking and deployment. All the teams that are as...
» Best companies for a scrum master
what companies would be the best to work for as a scrum master?
» 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 ...
» 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...
» 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...
» 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...
» 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...
» 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.
Development team or Delivery team. Continue reading →
» 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...