» Development vs QA Estiomates
26/03/20 14:29
Hi I really appreciate someone's input on the following situation. Personally i do not believe this is a Unique situation and someone else faced the same challenge before. Our sprints are 2 weeks and we have 3 Developers and 1 QA on the ...

» Who should schedule grooming session?
26/03/20 11:32
Who should schedule grooming session?

» Making changes to the ongoing sprint as a scrum master
26/03/20 08:30
Currently we have started the new sprint for 2 weeks, but as we are already in the release testing phase, we have some bugs introduce in the current sprint but as per PO's decision we are not going to fix it anyhow because of its minor p...

» Scrum activities or sessions we can do in this time of crisis
26/03/20 03:46
Good Day! In this time of crisis, i believe most of us are now on WFH option. I would like to know what are the things your company or your management or your team or you as a scrum master have been doing to coordinate/collaborate or soc...

» How to represent product backlog planning in the project plan?
25/03/20 15:26
Generally, in the waterfall model, we have standard phase like discovery, planning and design, build, and so on. As i understand product backlog is result of requirement discovery phase.  I am asked to prepare project plan that follows t...

» career change
25/03/20 10:45
Hi guys, I had a course and did my PSM I certificate and I am looking for a career change. I was working mostly in hospitality as a manager before. I have few skills from my previous jobs that could be relevant I suppose, like coaching a...

» What's a good way to start with a PO Chapter/Department in a new company
23/03/20 19:23
Hi All,   I am not quite sure how to call it but, recently I was hired as a PO for a company that has had no POs before, I am the first one pretty much. Now being the first one and if I do a good job, they might be hiring new POs for oth...

» Maximum and minimum number members in Nexus teams
23/03/20 15:27
Hi, Please help me to understand the maximum and minimum number of persons in Nexus team. My calculation is as follows: The maximum number of participants in a Nexus team for 9 teams. Product Owner: 1 Nexus Integration team (10): Scrum M...

» Just passed PSPO I - Is not PSPO II the next step? Job?
23/03/20 14:21
Hey SCRUM friends, So at the age of 20 i passed the PSPO I exam, really happy that i can say that and im proud of myself :) But as "just need to keep on the run" i would ask you guys if the PSPO II would be the next logical move or to ge...

» Limiting Work In Progress in Kanban --- Effect or Side Effect
22/03/20 20:48
I was going through the kanban guide and it says under topic of "Limiting Work in Progress (WIP)" that The primary effect of limiting WIP is that it creates a pull system. It is called a pull system because the team starts work (i.e. pul...

» 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...

» 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...

» Scrum is simple, just use it as is!!
11/11/17 21:55
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...

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