» PO interacts enough with the Developers
27/11/22 11:51
Is the Sprint Review the right place to determine if the Product Owner is interacting enough with the Developers during a Sprint or observe whether the Product Owner has provided enough information at the Sprint Planning to make his pres...

» Self-managing teams (Scrum Guide 2020) vs Self-organizing teams (12 Agile Principles)
26/11/22 12:31
Scrum Guide 2020 has replaced self-organizing teams with self-managing teams.  However, the 12 Agile Principles states that "...The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams ..."  Is it okay to say t...

» How to increase the productivity in work? Siddharth Mehta of Hudson Bay Capital
25/11/22 12:46

» Jozef Behr : Is there any scrum event in upcoming month?
25/11/22 05:26
i want to know about the new events related to scrum in the month of the december

» Daily in a CFT Team, how should it be done?
24/11/22 14:58
I am a Team member in a new CFT team. I have not had any experience with this before. I worked always in Teams where there have been, just the PO, SM and the Developers. Now we have all branches in the Team. From Dev, Sales, UX Designer ...

» Velocity and Story points
23/11/22 18:04
Hi, my team is a very reluctant to scrum and the fact that the PO is also not convinced makes it a little bit complicate. It is also not agile 100% at a program level and this makes that the team also does not take it so serious…

» How do scrum teams handle cutovers?
23/11/22 15:48
So my product owner came to me asking how the team should manage cutover activities in scrum. I simply answered that the developers decide how they will execute the work since they have the skills and knowledge to build the product. Afte...

» Scrum Master is worth for me to migrate to IT
23/11/22 13:44
Hi, I have an experience in Tech Support BPO (SME profile), then got promoted as Content Marketer in IT industry (Cloud Migration). Overall I have an experience of 8years. Though my experience is in technical domain but I did commerce an...

» How do you decide to scale up or scale out a workload?
22/11/22 05:59
We have significant demand across our marketing teams.  We are not able to complete the work at a rate to keep up with or match the rate our demand is growing.  How do you decide to scale up or scale out a workload?  

» Why PO should be worried about Predictability, Scope change during a sprint, Wastage, Defect instead of Story/Story instead of defect, Story pointing etc... if team is doing whatever he wants to do?
17/11/22 09:30
Why PO should be worried about Predictability, Scope change during a sprint, Wastage, Defect instead of Story/Story instead of defect, Story pointing etc... if team is doing whatever he wants to do?

» Scrum Guide 2020
30/08/20 14:50
Lean and focused. Thirteen pages long. To be released this fall.

» Migration and Clarity
14/08/20 15:08
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
13/07/20 15:00
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
12/07/20 15:52
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
08/05/20 14:01
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.
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...

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