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Complex Refinement with User Story Canvas

June 23, 2020
Usually conversation between developers and Product Owner goes around acceptance criteria just to negotiate scope of requirements for one user story, but knowledge and context are not conveyed in the same structured way. User Story Canvas can help Scrum Team to fix these problems by focusing team to confirm more complex aspects.
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Remote Product Ownership - Steering the Ship from Afar

June 22, 2020
Product Ownership is hard enough when your dedicated development team is around the corner from you. So how can you be as effective when your whole team is distributed? This practical session will cover a bunch of tools and techniques you can use as a remote Product Owner to continue communicating vision, maximizing value, and validating your product direction. We will demonstrate ways to collaborate on your Product Backlog, participate in Scrum events, setup other important team and stakeholder cadences, and ways to keep morale high in uncertain times. (58:28 Minutes)
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Agile Still Works

May 14, 2020
It is a time of unprecedented challenge. Firms are experiencing extraordinary disruption.  Productivity is impacted. Delivery has stalled. Leaders worry about survival, remaining profitable and/or competitive in a distributed environment.

Examples Of Real Sprint Goals: And the reasoning and considerations that shaped them

April 27, 2020
Although most people see the value of Sprint Goals, how to create them is a huge source of confusion and frustration. Is the Spring Goal there before the Sprint Backlog? How do you create a Sprint Goal out of the unrelated set of items at the top of your Product Backlog? And should everything on the Sprint Backlog be related to the Sprint Goal? In this post I work from examples of a real product, and the Sprint Goals we used there, to answer those questions.
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How to Manage the Pain of Distributed Scrum Teams

March 18, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma uses some analogies and stories of how to deal with difficulties when working with distributed Scrum Teams. Ravi discusses why connecting with people on the team is so valuable and suggestions on how to connect with them. (9:22 Minutes)

21 Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns

November 25, 2019
What event could better embody Scrum’s principle of empiricism than the Sprint Retrospective? I assume all peers agree that even the simplest retrospective—if only held regularly—is far more useful than having a fancy one once in a while, not to mention having none at all.