In Scrum, Product Backlog Refinement is an essential meeting of the Product Owner and the Development Team to gain clarity and a shared understanding of what needs to be done through discussion and sharing of ideas. The following is a guide example of how to run an effective Product Backlog Refinement meeting. We know that many people learn […]
One of the more frequently asked questions in my Scrum workshops is around the difference between Definition of “Done” and Acceptance Criteria, and how they relate to User Stories. While Acceptance Criteria is a commonly understood concept in software development, Definition of “Done” is unique to Scrum. People get confused between these two things but […]
A case study of why overtime in an Agile environment doesn’t work. What pitfalls result, and how ScrumMaster and Product Owner can help the team avoid them.
Story Mapping is a tool to help Scrum teams visualize Product Backlog and User Needs. With Story Mapping, teams organize Stories and plan Sprints accordingly.
Should a technical issue be a User Story in the Product Backlog? How Agile teams can handle system tech problems within Scrum.
Learn how to Estimate in Agile Scrum for Sprint Planning and Backlog Grooming/Refinement Sessions. The value of Planning Poker™ and blind estimates.