» How to assess state of Agility and to ensure that everyone else has the same understanding of what it means to be Agile
What will be the approach we should choose and Tools and techniques we should plan to use when joining any new organisation as Scrum master. How we validate that we are successful as Scrum Master , which metrices we can use to measure s...
» Dealing with remote agile teams !!
Hi guys, Our company has gone remote since the start of the pandemic and will continue to be remote till early next year. Currently, I am facing the following issues with my teams. I coach two product dev teams right now.
» making development team REAL Agile
Good morning my peers I believe in Agile; so that I'm doing my best to keep all of project's documents short as much as I can. my role is Business analyst, I make Business process diagrams and screens only, then I give them to the DEVELO...
» Is all work related to a sprint meant to be conducted within that sprint, including pre-work?
We have a multi-disciplinary team consisting of 4 developers, 1 designer, 1 business analyst, 2 testers. When running a sprint (typically 2 weeks for us) there are activities that need be completed prior to some tasks able to be started...
» Simple Task
if the PO asks for a small and not very important modification that won't even take one minute we can do it without putting it in the PB and it can be realized at any sprint!!
» Scaling up personnel ( adding/removing) in multiple scrum teams under a single portfolio
Hi All, Would like to have some insights on the below scenario from the SM community here :- 1) I am supporting a portfolio manager who has multiple scrum teams rolling up to him as a Scrum Master. 2) Portfolio is linked with a certain ...
» Organizing a Network Team
So I just became a Scrum Master for a network team. The network team is dub-divided into 4 teams (Engineering, Operations, Internal Cabling and External Cabling). Each team is comprised of 3 - 7 members which is ideal for a scrum team si...
» Is Nexus guide suggesting Nexus Integration Team to push work downstream to each team Sprint backlog?
The guide says The result of Nexus Sprint Planning is: ● a Nexus Sprint Goal that aligns with the Product Goal and describes the purpose that will be achieved by the Nexus during the Sprint ● a Sprint Goal for each Scrum Team that aligns...
» When should items no longer be added to an epic?
Say we have a product feature for user profile management which is considered an epic. Under this epic are 10 user stories. When we have new user stories / tasks related to this epic, how long is too long, to keep adding to the epic? Let...
» Need help with case study
Hi everyone, I'm a project coordinator and new to Agile/Scrum. I've used it for about 7 months now and plan on doing a training/qualification. I have an interview within my department to be promoted to project manager and I've been given...
» Applying scrum in a work scenario
Hi I am a software PM and the company I work for has recently moved from waterfall to scrum so I am trying to understand how to apply it in different scenarios as no training was offered so far.
» Team in different timezones
Hi, Since about the start of the pandemic, my company started working with Scrum. This also started my career as a SM. We did improve a lot over this period of time, but we are still far from being a mature Scrum team. The last couple o...
» government regulatory projects in agile
Does agile works for government mandated projects ? I see my client is implementing such kind of forced regulatory projects in sprints. Does it really require that way ?
» Scrum Guide 2020
Lean and focused. Thirteen pages long. To be released this fall.
» Migration and Clarity
Massachusetts, my home, has experienced progressively warmer winters. One consequence is that many birds that used to migrate through Massachusetts now stop in Massachusetts for the winter. The result is birds everywhere. Ben, a farmer i...
» Mildred the Goose
Overview: Agile processes are easy to grasp after you’ve been on a project that employs them. Until then, many have trouble understanding what an agile process or an agile project is all about. Whereas traditional project management app...
» Muck the Duck
These are the jokes I told in my Scrum Master classes. Brick-Laying Duck New buildings were going up all over town. The best were made from brick. And, as you would expect, bars were always nearby to salve the pains of the working folk I...
» Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Exam Study Tips
Read and thoroughly understand/internalize the Scrum Guide. Read it several times in different sittings. We recommend that you download the PDF and read it like you would a book. Over, and over again! Take the Scrum Open assessment numer...
» 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 →