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The value of quality Product Ownership

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

The Scrum Product Owner role is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the framework. Often I find in my teaching and coaching that people believe the PO’s role is to write user stories and groom the backlog. This is a common misconception that can result in significant value being completel...


Three reasons to choose Kanban over Scrum

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

Scrum is a powerful tool. Kanban is a powerful tool. Use them appropriately. Scrum is a tool to help companies become agile (little ‘a’ agile). Some companies report dramatic results following implementation Scrum. Often there is an increase in product quality, customer satisfaction and ...


Go beyond accuracy, expect improvements

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in Community Blogfeed

One of the biggest concern that I have received from traditional project manager who is stepping in to the Agile world is about knowing when the project will finish. In traditional project management, a Project Manager will usually expect accuracy in the estimates that the team make. He wants to kno...


Scaling Scrum

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

The simplest situation of doing product development with Scrum is to have one Product Backlog capturing the desirements for that Product, and having one Scrum Team implementing that Product Backlog in Sprints. The Development Team has all skills to turn several Product Backlog items into D...


Agile and Quality: It is not an Oxymoron but a Necessity

- Ralph Jocham
in Webcasts

If at all, then only intrinsic quality can be tested into a product during the hardening phase. However, this does not guarantee the extrinsic quality, the usability and enjoyment of a product. Ralph discusses how to meet the end users expectations, achieving both intrinsic and extrinsic quality.


Agile Practices in a Traditional Organization

- Scrum Admin
in Webcasts

Is it possible to make decisions at the last responsible moment and still satisfy our organization's long lead time for planning and resources? Can we tie our project's large goals to an individual story in an iteration? Join Jared as he explores how to go about adopting Agile practices in your trad...


Scrum Extensions Update from InfoQ

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

The inquisitive folks over at InfoQ contacted us last month to figure out what has been going on with Scrum Extensions. They asked some great questions and we were happy to share our experiences thus far. That conversation was posted yesterday on InfoQ.com.


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