» Confessions of a Serial Product Owner
19/11/18 16:26
Confessions of a serial product owner is a short guide to a business person aiming for becoming an excellent product owner in Agile and Scrum projects. It was written in 2009 and is based on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visi...

» Confusion related to product backlog refinement in Nexus
18/11/18 14:12
1. Nexus guide mentions- The number, frequency, duration and attendance of Refinement is based on the dependencies and uncertainty inherent in the Product Backlog. Does this mean , there is no rule that only representatives from each tea...

» Team doesn't want to work Scrum
18/11/18 09:20
Hi, I recently got asked to be scrum master on a second team and decided first to "silently" monitor the team for a sprint to see what was going on. By silently I mean I was in listening-mode at their events (daily/refining/review/retro/...

» Put bug into backlog or the current sprint
16/11/18 19:24
We have an user story "first name is required" in sprint 1, but another user story "hide first name field when this button is clicked" in sprint 2. However, this causes a bug where the "required" validation doesn't allow submission becau...

» Formation of new Scrum Teams
16/11/18 12:23
Hi Whenever it comes to forming new Scrum Teams, people tend to say: Let the teams form themselves. But how? Let's say there's a bunch of Developers with different experience, seniority, skills. What techniques, workshops, approaches, pr...

» Content of product backlog
16/11/18 11:53
Hello, I'm very new to scrum and our team is considering adopting. We have some differences of opinion about the structure & content of the product backlog. Should the PB contain purely items which are functional requirements/enhancement...

» Product Managers on Wall Street
15/11/18 17:50
Has anyone ever been a Product Owner for a Wall Street firm?

» Interaction between SCRUM Masters and Product Owner of different teams
15/11/18 14:54
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» "Scrum Teams" questions in exams
15/11/18 05:43
Hi All,  I am preparing for the exams. I have just finished my first preparation quiz in "mlapshin.com". Based on the comments in the forum, these questions are more likely similar to the questions here.  I have doubts about one question...

» Daily meeting with outsourcing team, advisable or not?
14/11/18 11:06
We are outsourcing the complete refactoring of our software.  We expect architectural changes as well as functional and GUI changes in an incremental manner. I expect the outsourcing company to work in agile way and I'm in charge of asse...

» Failed sprint: pause, redo, other?
13/11/18 21:26
A SCRUM approach was recently used at our organization to scope and implement a major system development and data migration initiative. Sprint 5, preparation of migration data, resulted in major failure. Data was dirty; inaccurate and in...

» Can nexus have multiple scrum masters?
13/11/18 14:50
Say there are 4 teams. Team A, B, C and D. One scrum master- say John who is a part of nexus integration team is also a scrum master for Team A. But what about team B, C and D?  They need to have their own scrum master. (Though, John can...

» Should we make the product backlog transparent to competitors?
13/11/18 11:30
Hi Folks, I am studying regarding the transparency of product backlog. I had been reading this article https://www.pragmaticmarketing.com/resources/articles/ask-the-experts-how-do-you-find-the-weakness-in-a-competitors-strength One of th...

» Completed PSM 1
13/11/18 08:45
Hi, First of all I am thankful to all community members who have shared their experience and tips to prepare and get the certification, it really helped me a lot while gaining the insights of how to prepare, DO'S and DON'T. I have just c...

» Working in distributed agile - how to collaborate a scrum team working from different geographical locations
13/11/18 01:39
The scrum manifesto focuses on the importance of co-location, where members sit together and work closely with each other. However, in actual practice, a good number of service providers work with scrum teams where team members are locat...

» Exam Question
12/11/18 18:52
If an inspector determines that one or more aspects of a process deviate outside acceptable limits, when must an adjustment be made?   After Scrum Master approval  After clarifying all the details with the Product Owner  The deviations s...

» Managing Product Teams by Outcomes
12/11/18 15:31
Shifting responsibilities from a “command and control” organization towards self-organized teams is not easy. In her article “Managing Product Teams for Success”, Teresa... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

» JIRA and tasks
12/11/18 10:32
Hi all, as a Scrum Master I'm most familar with TFS. Stories being estimated in the backlog to a DefofReady including estimated story points. Then in Sprint Planning ensuring all tasks are identified and estimated in hours - its a recipe...

» Certification for Enterprise Agile Coaching?
10/11/18 10:00
Dear all, Do you know any place where it is possible to obtain a certification or accreditation as an Enterprise Agile Coach? preferably online since the in-person option is probably not in my country. Do you think that kind of certifica...

» Scandinavian Agile, Helsinki, Finland, March 13-14 2019
08/11/18 07:00
The Scandinavian Agile Conference is an event organized by Agile Finland and focused on Agile software development and Scrum project management. It takes place in Helsinki and discusses Agile... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m...

» Agile India, Bangalore, India, March 18-23 2019
08/11/18 06:00
Agile India is an intense conference with pre- and post-conference workshops where you can learn from local and international Agile and Scrum experts. You will be also able to network and share your... [[ This is a content summary only. ...

» Digité announces SwiftEnterprise 5.0
06/11/18 14:48
Digité has announced the launch of SwiftEnterprise 5.0, their new AI-driven product for Enterprise Project Intelligence. Digité Co-founder and CEO, AV Sridhar, said, “With SwiftEnterprise 5.0,... [[ This is a content summary only. ...

» 14 Things Every Agilist Should Know About Kanban
05/11/18 10:21
The common wisdom is that Agile need Kanban teams to do the work that the Scrum Teams can’t do yet as well as the stuff that you don’t want your Scrum Teams to be distracted by. There is however much... [[ This is a content summary only....

» 1st Conference, Melbourne, Australia, February 28-March 1
02/11/18 06:00
The 1st Conference is an event aimed at people starting out with Agile and Scrum run by practitioners of the Agile Melbourne community. The format of the 1st Conference is a one day of presentation... [[ This is a content summary only. V...

» Agile & Scrum Podcasts
31/10/18 10:52
If videos are one of the modern tools for personal Agile training and Scrum knowledge acquisition, podcasts can also play an important role. Audio-only material is useful in a context where the eyes... [[ This is a content summary only. ...

» 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...

» Agile User Story Slicing – An Alternative to the Vertical Slicing Metaphor for Valuable User Stories
03/10/18 01:20
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
30/09/18 02:43
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...

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