» How to deal with poorly written requirements
» New Scrum.Org 'My Profile' Layout
I wanted to give candid feedback on the new My Profile layout on Scrum.org. Organizing all the certifications earned in their one dedicated container is brilliant! The filter for showing only passing attempts in the Assessment Results ta...
» Developers want to organize in front-end and back-end team
» If after extensive discussion the Scrum Team cannot agree on the length of the Sprint, who has the authority to make the final decision?
Hi, I got this question from one practice exam. And it shows the answer of this question is Scrum Master. I am not quite sure this is the real answer, could anyone please explain a little bit? Thanks a lot.
» Can a scrum master operate in the role of Scrum Master and PO or Product Manager at thesame time???
An organization I was interviewing for as a Scrum Master started their introduction by telling me that my role will be that of a scrum master and Product Owner at the same time, i.e. apart from facilitating Scrum Events, removing imped...
» How to deal with spending too much time in discussion meetings
» Scrum forum question
The forum is extremelly helpful. Buf there is one thing which annoy me :) : there is no topic section. All themes are mixed witc each others. So, will there be in nearest future the topjc section?
» PO and SM share relevant information during Daily or not?
Thinking out loud here. I wonder what the thoughts of the Agile community are about this one. If read the Scrum Guide, it shows that every event is an opportunity to inspect and adapt for the whole team. All expect one; the Daily. Only a...
» Questions for scrum master/product owner exam on volkerdon
Hi, a lot of people have said in this forum that volkerdon would be a great resource for exam questions. To be honest, im not sure anymore that this is really the case. I just started and a lot of the possible answers are so extremly vag...
» Meaning of Developer in Scrum Events
Hi, in the scrum guide section for dailies there is the sentence "If the Product Owner or Scrum Master are actively working on items in the Sprint Backlog, they participate as Developers. " I assume that this also applies to retrospecti...
» PSM II and PSM III timeboxes
Could somebody explain to me why timeboxes for PSM II and PSM III increased by 30 mins in the last few months, to 90 and 150 minutes, respectively? Was the change correlated to changes of the exam based on new Scrum Guide? Is the change ...
» Minor changes (new errors found) in current sprint, in the same scope
Hi. I´m the PO in a software development enterprise. While testing a sprint (release candidate) we found a minor error not related before (no item in the current going sprint asked to correct that pre-existing issue). But that new error ...
» Survey on Remote Working Productivity - Student Dissertation Questionnaire
» Cross Functional Teams with Mobile (Android & IOS) + Web Developers
Hi everyone, A few months ago, we used to work with separate teams for Mobile and Web development. Once the Product is the same, the company decided to put it together in one unique team, so now, I have teams composed by the following sk...
» Magic Estimation and the right comparison stories
Hi folks, I am in a Scrum Team and we are working with Azure Devops for our Taskboard and Backlog. Now we have found the issue in the Retrospective, that we need new comparison stories for estimation because the estimation did not work w...
» User guidelines in the DoD?
Hi! I recently passed my PSM I and I am now reflecting a bit about how we work. And there is one reflection that I would like to get some input on. And first, we do have a lot of ScrumBut's, and we have by no means adapted scrum fully. ...
» SAFe Scrum Master Certification
Hi everyone, I would like to prepare for the SAFe Scrum Master certification and I wanted to ask if someone could recommend a suitable course to prepare for the syllabus and the exam. Many thanks in advance. Best regards,
» How to do Scrum in a DevOps team?
I'm leading a DevOps team and I've been applying the Scrum methodology to do so and in many ways it works really well. There are a few difficulties that I'd like to hear your thoughts about, however, which I've outlined below. Before I g...
» 4+ Years of Scrum Master Experience - Next Steps
Hi, I have worked across 3 different organizations and have 4+ years of Scrum Master experience. Questions - (1) Which books will you recommend to me for me to take myself and my team to the next level of productivity ? (2) Which questi...
» 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...