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 study from Rally Software explores dedicated stable teams, what contributes to them, and what Scrum Practices they implement.
Case study with practical examples how to write good Scrum User Stories by story splitting. Keep stories brief and from end user’s point of view.
Our ScrumMaster pulls up the CFD for the current release… and notices that the rate at which stories are being selected has slowed down in the past few sprints.
Smaller stories tend to get more accurate estimates. This is my guidance for new Scrum teams, and ScrumMasters, trying to decide on Story size.
Why story points should not be used to ‘compare velocity between teams’ or ‘benchmark data on velocity.’ Agile/Scrum teams use relative estimation.