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Are you a new Product Owner? How is it going? Feeling excited or challenged? No worries—you are not alone. We have captured the five pitfalls most new Product Owners face and how to avoid them.
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Uncover when their technical acumen is a game-changer, a nice-to-have, or probably detrimental.
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Product metrics are indicators that help assess the customer and business value a product delivers. This pieces includes common types of information to measure.
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This blog explores how Scrum can solve ten common challenges that teams face, enhancing productivity and satisfaction both within teams and among stakeholders. Through its structure, Scrum addresses issues like unclear priorities, changing requirements, and ineffective communication by promoting reg...
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🚀 Dive into the #AgileRevolution in defense! Discover how drones, open-source innovation, and Scrum are reshaping the future of national security. From composability to stable interfaces, find out how agility accelerates innovation. 🛡️ Transform your organization's approach and thrive in the exponen...
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There are numerous benefits to a Definition of Done, but consider this: The entire purpose of Sprint is to deliver a done, usable increment at least once per Sprint. Shouldn’t we be clear about what done means to us in our context? In this article, we'll discuss 10 benefits of the Definition of D...
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Estimation is a complementary practice Scrum Teams use in Product Development. The purpose of estimation is to provide a rough idea of how much effort, time, and budget are needed to complete specific features or PBI- Product Backlog Item of the product.
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A cross-functional team is a fundamental part of effectivity. How does this relate to Sprint Planning? Check it out!
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The content includes practices that can help Scrum Teams reduce the risk of their product becoming unstable or unusable.
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What factors cause Scrum Teams to introduce instability into their product Increments and what techniques can help?
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Applying Conway, Brooks, Hackman, Goodhart, Larman, and Parkinson in Practice
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In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, Arunvignesh Ramakrishnan based in Malaysia answered the audience's burning questions about Scrum and their challenges including the accountabilities of a Scrum Master, being new on a Scrum Team, how to handle a PO leaving an organization, Sprint R...
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In this video, Martin delves into the intricate world of Agile, specifically focusing on the concept of special sprints like Sprint zeros, refactoring sprints, and bugfix sprints. 🔄 He challenges the notion that these sprints enhance Agile practices, calling them 'Agile banditry'. Join us as we expl...
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During this article, we’ll look at some basics about the Definition of Done (DoD). We’ll explore misunderstandings such as the application of the DoD, ways to use a fully achievable DoD and avoid creating a waterfall approach, when to inspect and adapt the DoD, and an example starting point for you...
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by Don McGreal and Ralph Jocham - Whatever your role in product management or agile development may be, this guide will help you deliver products that offer more value, more rapidly, and more often.
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Technical debt refers to the compromises made in software development, where quick and easy solutions are chosen over more robust and sustainable ones.
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🔍💻 Facing the hidden dangers of technical debt in software? This article dives into the world of software development, unraveling the often-overlooked risks of technical debt. 🚧📉 Learn why understanding and managing this aspect is crucial for your business's success and sustainability. 🛠️💡 From Micr...
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Scrum's empirical approach promotes adapting to reality rather than sticking rigidly to predefined KPIs. Success in Scrum focuses on continuous improvement, value delivery, and customer satisfaction.
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Assuming a decent Scrum team has a definition of done, one which the team respects (because if they respect it, they can then have some hope of continually improving it), how long does it take them to deliver a done increment?
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In this post, Stefan Wolpers shares ideas on how to support your Scrum Team transforming from output-focused workers to value-driven innovators
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In this video, Martin unravels the intricacies of shaping a Sprint backlog in Scrum. It's a journey from simplicity to complexity, aligning diverse knowledge streams into a coherent approach to Sprint planning. 🧩🚀
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In this article, we delve into common anti-patterns at the Scrum Team level: from planning and process breakdown to conflict avoidance and miscommunication to inattention to quality and commitment.
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Scrum Values make the use of Scrum successful. How can these values bring more Transparency to your Increment? Check it out!
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In this live session of the Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer webcast, PSTs Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley will answer your burning questions on the topic of Product Backlog Management. (58:17 Minutes)
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How do you manage both the needs of stakeholders and the needs of developers at the same time? Do you always sacrifice craftsmanship and internal team improvements for stakeholder urgent needs? When do you handle technical debt? How do you improve? In this video, PST's Greg Crown and Robb Pieper dis...
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Or is it a sacrilege to tweak the ‘immutable’ framework to accommodate our teams’ and organizations’ needs?
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Look at the limitations of deterministic estimates and innovative approaches for effective decision-making via the Agile practices such as Scrum & Kanban. Learn to handle complexity while keeping projects on track.
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A Management Metric With Unintended Consequences! 💀
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The Sprint backlog, a cornerstone of Scrum, offers teams a transparent view of their current work and progress. It's essential to differentiate between the Sprint goal and the Sprint Backlog, ensuring that teams set achievable goals while maintaining flexibility to adapt to changing needs.
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The Product Owner is the bridge between corporate strategy and the Scrum Team. The Product Owner must balance the demands of users against the need to ensure that the product remains up to date from a technical perspective. This often means that the Product Owner may need to choose between developin...
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Here are some study notes that I created whilst learning more about Evidence-Based Management from Scrum.org. These are shared as a revision resource intended to summarise the key elements from The Evidence-Based Management Guide.
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In this article we discuss why agile engineering practices in software development are essential To achieve agility.
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The Sprint backlog, a cornerstone of Scrum, offers teams a transparent view of their current work and progress. It's essential to differentiate between the Sprint goal and the Sprint backlog, ensuring that teams set achievable goals while maintaining flexibility to adapt to changing needs.
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Learn how these Scrum anti-patterns categories manifest themselves and how they affect value creation for customers and the long-term sustainability of the organization — Scrum Anti-Patterns Taxonomy (1)
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🏋️‍♂️🔄 Agile Practices = Gym Memberships? Discover the unexpected connection in our latest article! Just as people sign up for gym memberships with good intentions but don’t always follow through, companies can adopt Agile methodologies without fully reaping the benefits. Learn how to avoid being st...
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⚡🌩️#StormsOfNeglect: The Cataclysmic Consequences of Ignoring Usable Products in Agile!🌩️⚡ What if I told you that neglecting usable working products in Agile is like navigating a stormy sea without a compass? 🌊🚢 If you think skipping usable products in iterations is harmless, brace yourself for the...
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In this article, we have crafted interview questions to help identify the best Product Owner for your Scrum team.
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From Spotify to The Liberators to Self-Made: Eight Self-Assessments to Get You Started.
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Scrum Master job descriptions typically include the following: “Help remove impediments for the team” or “Accountable for removing impediments”. Organizations clearly find impediment removal to be an important aspect of the role. But what is meant by impediments? Should a Scrum Master remove all the...
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In this live session of Ask A Professional Scrum Trainer, Lavaneesh Gautam answers questions about the Daily Scrum, performance measurement, facilitating the Sprint Retrospective, Scrum with Kanban and more!
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In this article, we discuss how forecasting in VUCA has always been problematic and the questions that should be asked instead.
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Although Scrum is a well-known framework for agile software development, implementing Scrum alone won’t guarantee success. Software development in an agile setting calls for specialized technical abilities, effective process management, and collaborative skills that help teams produce high-quality s...
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A prompt engineering guide covering the basics, services to enhance your prompts, and how to use ChatGPT to generate prompts. (Yup, that works, too.)
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In this recorded session of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, Reshma (Simran) Nagrani answers questions about the Scrum Master Accountability, estimations, metrics, facilitation techniques and more! (58:45 Minutes)
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Solving your customers’ problems in a complex environment requires communication skills, empathy, patience, diplomacy, and professionalism. So let’s have a look at some typical agile negotiation scenarios.
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The lack of a standard and evidence-based mechanisms to measure performance and agility leaves many organizations in the dark regarding what activities are needed to not only lead to agility, but what activities leaders should support and promote help to make enterprise agility sustainable, repeatab...
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Sprint Goals and Product Goals are really tough to grasp an apply. Most people just restate the PBIs as the goal. Here's a checklist to help you make useful Sprint Goals and Product Goals.
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The Definition of 'Done' probably is the most misunderstood concept of the Scrum framework. In this article, we will learn some common dysfunctions or antipatterns associated with the Definition of 'Done' and also certain tips or remedies to overcome these.
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During our last webinar, Joanna Plaskonka and I received a lot of questions regarding metrics and the Scrum Team. In this post I will try to address a few of them.
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When Scrum Teams experience a work quality issue, they sometimes shift the responsibility for quality control to the Product Owner as a solution. Not only is this impractical, but it's also anti-Scrum. Here's why.
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