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 […]
A Scrum Sprint is incomplete when the Team can’t deliver the working features they committed to. We cover the reasons for this and how you can help your Team. Dramatis Personae Steve – a ScrumMaster and the hero of our story Paula – the Product Owner of Steve’s Team Tonia – the Team’s Quality Assurance […]
A company adds teams but wants to keep the same number of ScrumMasters. Smart move or disaster? This case study examines how to handle such a situation.
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.
Should a technical issue be a User Story in the Product Backlog? How Agile teams can handle system tech problems within Scrum.
There is a common misconception that the Product Owner is just a Business Analyst with a new suit and a better title. While the two share many skills in common, the roles are really quite different. According to the Agile Atlas: “The Product Owner is the single individual who is responsible for drawing out the most valuable […]
How to introduce the basic concepts of Scrum in 60 minutes? I invited teams to create Children’s Books of the Goldilocks story.