» Differences or similarities between Product Owner & Product Manager
I am trying to understand if there is really a difference between Product Manager and Product Owner. If we were to list the differences and similarities what would they be?
» Scrum vs Professional Scrum? What is the difference?
I am positive there is some difference between the terms Scrum and Professional Scrum but I can't find any resource where Professional Scrum is defined. Does anyone in the community know what the difference is? What is the significance o...
» Seeking help for conducting retrospectives
Hi Everyone, I have an idea of conducting a sprint retro by showing some video clips and asking the team to think about it. I want to gather data and insights inspired by some movie clips etc. Any suggestions / any ideas of which movi...
» What are the roles and responsibilities product owner?
I work as Product Owner for a scrum team and as a scrum trainer, I would like to seek advice on the product owner role.
» Examples of Team Morale Boosters
Hello! I'm Scrum Master for two teams. I have the same PO for both. While other team SM/PO's reward their teams with team outings and breakfast, we generally just give praise during Retros and have a strong rapport/relationship. We lov...
» Target Velocity Achievement as Scrum Team Metrics
Hey everyone. Currently, one way we measure success is if we consistently achieve our target velocity for the Sprint. The target velocity doesn't need to high (or even increasing) so it is not compared between teams. What we do we just c...
» Better tools for project management
I look for tools can help people project management better and scrum tools. What is better? - Trello - Arsana - Jira - Monday - Erise.app
» Meaning of "Work planned for the first days of the Sprint by the Development Team is decomposed by the end of this meeting, often to units of one day or less. "
Hi All, I would like to bring this topic up again as in our tribe we are facing this questions: In the Scrum guide is mentioned " Work planned for the first days of the Sprint by the Development Team is decomposed by the end of this meet...
» Daily Concept - what not to do!
Hi! In company we deployed the Daily, but in the meeting don't have a scrum master and the meeting is used to talk about your project. I discord, because I think that this ritual, in this model, its not works. I Know that in my Daily I a...
» Failed PSPO 2 (Advance)
Dear All I have attempted latest PSPO2 advance certification and unfortunately failed scoring 77% My preparation was completely around Scrum guide, Product owner learning path, product owner competencies from scrum.org and online assessm...
» The End of Kurt Cagle: Or At Least the End of his Movie Studio Model.
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
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
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...
» 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...
» An Agile Architecture Community of Practice
Background We often coach organizations on scaling Scrum, where 4-12 Scrum Teams are working on the same Product or a set of closely related Products (Applications, Systems, etc). We often get asked how things like Architecture and other...
» Scrum is simple, just use it as is!!
Scrum is a mindset, an approach to turning complex, chaotic problems into something that can be used. Jeff Sutherland and I based it on these pillars: Small, self-organizing, self-managing teams; Lean principles; and, Empiricism, using f...