» The Scrum Master does the following regarding the Daily Scrum (select all applicable variants):
Hi All, I wanted to understand this question while i was taking quiz on the mlapshin site where there is a question. Q. The Scrum Master does the following regarding the Daily Scrum (select all applicable variants): If others are pres...
» Looking for Story Splitting / Sub-Task Examples
Hello, I'm preparing a workshop for multiple product teams about how stories can be broken down - first by story splitting, and then by creating sub-tasks. I'm looking for generic story examples that can be used in this exercise. Surely ...
» Project Closing
In a project, what happens after you deliver the product in both scenarios below: 1- You have to continue to maintain the software 2- You have to continue to maintain the software and provide improvements 3- You deliver the product and...
» 2 Product Owners sharing 1 dev. team
How common is it for there to be 2 PO's (responsible for different products) that "share" one engineering team? How effective is this?
» Product Owner: How to handle product delivery in time?
According to Gartner, only 55% of all product launches take place on schedule. If so many products fail, there must be reasons why this is happening so often? From your experience, what are the key factors of delays, and how to handle t...
» Conflicting requirements between delivered user story and build ready user story
Sprint 1 Usecase 1: Perform an action based on the user contact details. And there are 3 different acceptance criteria for that story. It is already completed and demonstrated to PO and SME. Sprint 2 Usecase 2: Same feature and same sc...
Hello there, I have a little concern about the input of the events of scrum. In the scrum guide, it's tell us that there always an increment at the end of each sprint. Is it possible to have an increment done at the end of the sprint wit...
» How to handle Scrum process when it come to multi projects deadlines.
Hi Sagar here, I'm working as a SM in my current organisation and trying to implement scrum process in my organisation. My company is the product base company so through single code base platform we are delivering it to multiple clients....
» Which Agile Methodology
Hi All, its my first time posting here ! 'whatever agile method we decide to work with going forward ' this was the comment /question put out to the team by management recently .I have been researching the various types of agile methodol...
» Re-estimation of PBIs at Sprint Planning
Hello everyone, I am the Scrum Master in a software development team where we use Story Points, and here is a situation I regularly encounter at Sprint Planning. Whenever a given item has been started during the last Sprint and it shou...
» Demo meeting out of the Sprint Review
Hello there! I hope you're all good! I want to ask your opinion about stakeholders asking for a demo's weekly alignment meeting because not everyone could make it to participate in the Sprint review. What do you think about it? Do you ha...
» 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 →
» 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 ’...