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Estimating relative sizes (e.g. story points)

- Dominik Maximini
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Many companies face issues when trying to estimate in relative sizes instead of absolute numbers (e.g. Story Points vs. man-hours). In Scrum trainings, it usually is the most difficult concept discussed. Very often, the approach is not well understood and people fall back into known (absolute estima...


A critical view on SAFe

- Dominik Maximini
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The Scaled Agile Framework, developed by Dean Leffingwell, is getting more an more traction in Europe and the U.S. Many companies try to adopt the framework, or parts of it, in order to increase their Agility. However, there is a controversial discussion in the community whether SAFe is really ...


Scrum culture survey extended

- Dominik Maximini
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You most likely will remember the start of our great study, the "Nature of Scrum Survey". The original idea was to collect 200 or more responses (so it is remotely statistically validate-able) and conduct the statistical analysis in August. Even though many people participated and offered ...

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The "Nature of Scrum Survey" awaits you!

- Dominik Maximini
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What is the nature of Scrum? What are it's cultural characteristics? What are companies going to face if they introduce Scrum while trying to maintain their existing corporate cultures? I am going to find out - with your help! On the ScrumOrakel website, you can find two surveys, each ...


The "Nature of Scrum Survey" awaits you!

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

What is the nature of Scrum? What are it's cultural characteristics? What are companies going to face if they introduce Scrum while trying to maintain their existing corporate cultures? I am going to find out - with your help! At http://scrumorakel.de/surveys/ you can find two surveys, each of whi...


Taylorism and Resources

- Dominik Maximini
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Frederick Winslow Taylor wrote his Book "Scientific Management" back in 1911. His book is available for free online - consider reading it. Taylor wanted to end the "waste of manpower" and stated that "In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first." (p. 7) Taylor quickly ...


Using burndowns for management meetings

- Dominik Maximini
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Scrum tools are useful in many situations, not only for their original purpose. For example, you can use the burndown-tool to track meetings and make them more efficient. In addition, the participants of the meeting get a feeling for Scrum and it's focus as well as its transparency. This is, how it ...


Can you change Scrum?

- Dominik Maximini
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Quite often people come up to me in training or coaching and ask me if it is possible to "tweak" or "alter" Scrum. Well, the answer to this is quick: Sure you can. Just go to https://www.scrum.org/Scrum-Guides/Change-the-Scrum-Guide and continue from there. Changing Scrum is like changing any other ...


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