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Do you regularly refine your Product Backlog?

- Daniel Tobler
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Do your Sprint Planning Meetings last longer than 2 hours? Are there heated discussions about unclear requirements and does the Product Owner have a hard time to answer the questions? Is it normal that new detail requirements pop up during the Sprint you implement the according Product Backlog item?...


Sprint Retrospectives in Practice

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

A couple of months ago we looked at how to conduct a Sprint Review. We saw that a Review considers what work was done, and distinguished it from a Sprint Retrospective which reflects upon how work is being done. The distinction between the two can appear to be rather academic, and slurring a Review ...

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Product Owner Checklist

- Lare Lekman
in Community Blogfeed

"This brief checklist helps you remember the most important things to become a good Product Owner." As the Product Owner you are responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team. Your way of doing this may vary across organizations, Scrum Teams, and ...


A smart travel companion to Scrum

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Scrum is not a goal in itself, Scrum is a mean. Scrum is a path that a person, a team, an organization takes toward increased competitiveness, higher responsiveness, more learning, more creativity, optimistic opportunism, a sustainable way of working, restored respect for people. Scrum is a journey ...

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How to make a good Product Owner

- Adam Cogan
in Community Blogfeed

At my Teched talks this month (Australia and New Zealand) I talked about Product Owners. After my session there were lots of discussion around the Product Owner Scrum role, and what makes a good one. I loved hearing the stories of dysfunction about Product Owners who have not done their job well. ...


Scrum culture survey extended

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

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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Reflections on Scrum Day Europe 2013: Path To Agility

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

Scrum Day Europe 2013 was a blast! Just like last year, the conference was held in the marvelous Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, and was attended by hundreds of Scrum enthusiasts from all over Europe. This years conference focussed on how to extend Scrum practices from the team to the organizationa...

Tags: Scrum, Agility

Agile Fad?

- Ken Schwaber
in Community Blogfeed

At a recent conference, one speaker stated that the days of the agile movement are just about over. He said that the software industry has new fads every ten years, and agile was over ten years old. The Agile Manifesto was written to... [Read more...]  


Scrum: Tactics for a Purpose

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

The purpose of Scrum is to help people inspect & adapt, to provide transparency to the work being undertaken, to know reality to base decisions on, to adjust, to adapt, to change, to gain flexibility. The rules, principles and roles of the framework, as described in the Scrum Guid...

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Who stole all my Scrum benefits?

- Edwin Dando
in Community Blogfeed

You’ve seen the statistics - Jeff Sutherland’s group consistently achieving 500-750% increases in productivity, organisations tripling their productivity in a matter of months etc. You’ve implemented Scrum so how come you aren’t reaping these sorts of benefits? [Read more...]...

Tags: Scrum, Teams

The Value of the Product Backlog

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

It is often said that the Product Backlog must capture all requirements. However, the Product Backlog is not a replacement for the old requirements list. This would limit it to a new name for an old habit. The value of the Product Backlog lies not in precision, in detail or in perfection, like the r...


Agile Retrospectives for High-Performing Teams: Experiments to Take Them to The Next Level

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

The ability to inspect and adapt is what differentiates good software development teams from great software development teams. For agile teams, the retrospective is a key event to making that happen. Just as the daily scrum is a scheduled time each morning to plan an attack for the day, the retrospe...


The Insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

The insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy perpetrated by teams that don’t step up their practices in concert with their planning and don’t really want to make it work anyway. You can fail doing Kanban, XP, Merise and SSADM just as easily unless you have good engineering practices as well.

Tags: Scrum, Management

Scrum: Framework, not methodology

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

The term ‘Scrum’ was first used by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, 2 acknowledged management thinkers, in their ground-breaking 1986 paper “The New New Product Development Game“. They borrowed the name from the game of rugby to stress the importance of teams in complex ...

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Assigning value to information in the Scrum framework

- Paul Kuijten
in Community Blogfeed

Today I was finally able to connect some dots on something that had been bothering me for a while. As a Scrum.org Scrum trainer, I always tried to convey that assigning value to information has a big risk of obscuring the transparency needed for inspect & adapt. The reasoning here is that if you...

Tags: Scrum, Teams, Behavior

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