Articles published in April 2010

Agile Coaching Qualities, from A to Z

Agile Coaching Qualities, from A to Z

Successful ScrumMasters and agile coaches share many positive qualities—listed here from A&A to Z&Z. Attitude & Affirmations Dress up your attitude and you can achieve 100 percent success. Affirmation is a self talk – w...

New to User Stories?

New to User Stories?

Everyone knows that to do Scrum well, you must change the way you approach requirements. But when you're just getting started it's hard to know the difference between traditional requirements, use cases, and user stories. And even harder to know which one works for you. Charles Suscheck, with co-author William Nazzarro, shares his knowledge and experience to help you choose the methodology that works best for you.

Common Product Owner Traps

Common Product Owner Traps

Product owners play a key part in creating successful products with Scrum: They are in charge of the product and lead the development effort. But this new, multi-faceted role can be challenging to apply. For many organizations, the path to effective product ownership is littered with traps and pitfalls. This article helps you recognize and avoid some of the most common traps.

Ask the Coach

Ask the Coach

Recently I had an opportunity to speak with Alan Atlas, a Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Scrum Coach who works for Rally Software. In this conversation Alan shares his insight on the state of Agile and Scrum. He also takes a stab at predict...