Who writes the acceptance criteria?

June 29, 2022
Who writes acceptance criteria?. Should you even have acceptance criteria? It's a loaded question, because it's assuming that we're using user stories. And in user stories typically you might say in order to deliver a particular type of value, some particular persona wants or needs something in order to do so, and then you typically list off your acceptance criteria.

Learning System & Scrum

February 28, 2022
A learning model is a must to build a learning organization/team. Identifying and creating learning loops and cycles within the learning model is extremely important. In this article, I would like to share a learning model that I applied to the teams, helping them learn and develop.

How to Fail as an Agile Coach in Scrum

January 20, 2022
How to Fail as an Agile Coach in Scrum by Scrum.org trainer Chee-Hong Hsia.  ​​​​​​​Helping organisations in their Agile journey sustainably while respecting the three Scrum accountabilities. A must-read if you're a dedicated Agile Coach or working with Agile Coaches in your organisation where Scrum is being adopted.

Cornerstones of Coaching

August 11, 2021
I have recently started down the path of certification with Co-Active Coaching as I wanted to improve my coaching skills; to know more about what great coaching looks like, to immerse myself in a community that will help me improve my abilities and to have credibility in my own mind about my own skills.
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Scrum - What's in a Name?

June 16, 2021
I'm slightly uniquely placed in that I am a Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Trainer and Scrum Coach, as well as being a Rugby Coach, and as such I've always been intrigued by the name Scrum...

Mehrere Product Owner: eine ineffektive Art, Product-Ownership zu skalieren

February 23, 2021
Sind mehrere Product Owner nötig, um Scrum effektiv zu skalieren? Nein.  Dass in skalierter Produktentwicklung mehrere Product Owner von Nöten sind, ist ein weit verbreiteter Irrglaube. Dieser Beitrag räumt mit diesem Irrglauben auf. Wird die Product Owner Rolle durch mehrere Personen skaliert, führt es zu Wertminimierung, steigendem Risiko und unnötiger Verlängerung der Time to Market. Es ist somit eine ineffektive Art, Product Ownership zu skalieren.

Scrum Teams Need To Share Stories

December 21, 2020
Together with my colleagues Uwe Schirmer and Kurt Bittner, I have compiled a book that contains many of our own stories and those we experienced while working with customers and students: The Professional Scrum Team. Maybe they provide value to you. 

A Home for Product Goal, Definition of Done, and Sprint Goal

November 19, 2020
In the 2020 Version of the Scrum Guide, the commitments were introduced for each artifact. These then became an element of Scrum; in that they need to be used to gain the maximum value that the Scrum Framework offers. They were always part of a Professional Scrum approach, now there is a clear connection of these commitments to the artifacts. They increase transparency, and the focussed delivery of Value. Each of the commitments now clearly support and sustain an artifact.

Was ist neu im Scrum Guide 2020 Update? (7 Dinge, die Du unbedingt wissen solltest)

November 18, 2020
Heute, am 18. November 2020, pünktlich zum 25. Geburtstag von Scrum, haben Ken Schwaber und Jeff Sutherland den Scrum Guide aktualisiert.  Um eines gleich vorwegzunehmen: Scrum bleibt Scrum. Ein einfaches Rahmenwerk, welches es Teams ermöglicht, mit der Arbeit an komplexen Problemen zu beginnen. Und der Scrum Guide 2020 ändert daran nichts.  Einige Dinge sind jedoch neu und denen widmen wir uns jetzt.