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The 2015 State of Scrum Report is Out!

The 2015 State of Scrum Report is out and you can also download it here. From the survey results, we see that Scrum is becoming an increasingly popular and in-demand framework. There are no surprises here as most of the… Continue Reading →

Learn as a Team

I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures,” said sociologist Benjamin Barber. “I divide the world into learners and non-learners.” As each of us takes on more responsibility, we forget the necessity… Continue Reading →

A Scrum Master Is Not a Project Manager by Another Name

Contrary to popular belief, the ScrumMaster and project manager roles are highly different and shouldn’t be confused. As more companies migrate their project management to Agile, many do so without a proper understanding of what they’re aiming for. In particular, there are incorrect… Continue Reading →

10 Tips for Writing Good User Stories

User stories are probably the most popular agile technique to capture product functionality: Working with user stories is easy. But writing good stories can be hard. The following ten tips help you create good stories: Start with the Users: As its name… Continue Reading →

Good Agile – Bad Agile

Agile, eXtreme Programming (XP), Scrum, and collaborative development are all hot topics. Everyone wants in. “The old, archaic ways are all wrong; you must embrace modern methods” is the cry, especially from our younger IT professionals. You know what? Maybe they are right!… Continue Reading →

Get Real Schedules

In this video, Devin talked about what components are needed when making an accurate schedule for your project. He reminded us that it’s important not to get bogged down in the details, but keep it simple, keep it at a high… Continue Reading →

Sprint Retrospective Meeting

The Sprint retrospective meeting is time-boxed to 3 hours. It is attended only by the Team, the ScrumMaster, and the Product Owner. The Product Owner is optional. Start the meeting by having all Team members answer two questions: What went… Continue Reading →

Sprint Review Meeting

The Sprint review meeting is time-boxed to 4 hours. The Team should not spend more than 1 hour preparing for the Sprint review. The purpose of the Sprint review is for the Team to present to the Product Owner and… Continue Reading →

Sprint

The Sprint is time-boxed to 30 consecutive calendar days. Aside from other factors, this is the amount of time required for a Team to build something of significant interest to the Product Owner and stakeholders and bring it to a state… Continue Reading →

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