Whenever you are building and deploying a complex system, there are always going to be bugs, defects, and unforeseen problems with usability — commonly referred to as Production Support issues. Today, our ScrumMaster and their Team grapple with these issues, to help you understand how they affect a Scrum Team and what you can do […]
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Hardening Sprints are one of the most common kinds of Scrum Anti-Patterns: ways of addressing recurring problems that seem like effective solutions at the time but in fact hamper productivity or create more problems later on. Here we introduce why they are used, why they are not an effective design pattern, and how you can […]
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 […]
The Scrum team has improved, progress has slowed. How to analyze and identify the bottlenecks between Product Development and Deployment.
A study from Rally Software explores dedicated stable teams, what contributes to them, and what Scrum Practices they implement.
A ScrumMaster Tales case study of an Agile team that relies on one specialized developer for all tasks, which becomes a bottleneck for the sprint.
What can developers learn from Grocery Stores? Grocery stores seem to have discovered the Theory of Constraints and Self Organize to eliminate bottlenecks.