Articles published in 2013

Take the "Complexity" out of Estimation

Take the "Complexity" out of Estimation

I was coaching a Scrum team through planning when something interesting happened. The team composition had recently changed, and the members had just come out of a Potentially Shippable Increment (PSI) planning meeting the day before. . . .

 Productive Scrum Teams

Productive Scrum Teams

Scrum is like a rafting team; if anybody gets tired, then we may lose control of raft. . . .

A Method to Help Detect Problems When Using Scrum

A Method to Help Detect Problems When Using Scrum

In Scrum, the ScrumMaster is responsible for ensuring that the Scrum team adheres to Scrum theory, practices, and rules. The ScrumMaster is responsible for acting as team facilitator. It sounds simple, but it is a lot of responsibility. . . .

Agile and Its Value: Part 2

Agile and Its Value: Part 2

I was searching for a bookshelf to buy for my home. After looking into the market, I decided to go to the carpenter store nearby. . . .

Scrum Training: The Scrum Guide Explained for the Self-Organizing Team

Scrum Training: The Scrum Guide Explained for the Self-Organizing Team

This PowerPoint training is based on the Scrum Guide. It uses the self-organizing team as a main thread to link all components of Scrum. Scrum values, pillars, and artifacts are treated as "weapons" of the self-organizing team.

Agile User Stories

Agile User Stories

If you don't get the user needs right, it doesn't matter how well you execute the rest of the project. Requirements are the foundation for all the project work that follows. . . .

The Case Against Task Hours Reporting for a Sprint Burn-Down

The Case Against Task Hours Reporting for a Sprint Burn-Down

Teams new to Scrum frequently push back on the Scrum rituals and the updates. The most painful of these is updating hours left. . . .

3 Useful Tips in the Pursuit of a Leaderless Stand-up

3 Useful Tips in the Pursuit of a Leaderless Stand-up

A good daily stand-up is a rare sight. How do we, as ScrumMasters or facilitators, achieve a good stand-up without micromanaging? There are a few things that are easy to implement and give you a lot of bang for the buck. . . .

Why Shouldn't I Show Half-Complete Stories in the Sprint Review?

Why Shouldn't I Show Half-Complete Stories in the Sprint Review?

The Definition of Done (DoD) is what we use to determine whether a story will be included in a sprint review, so what about a story that is partially complete and that the team wants to showcase? Let me tell you the story of something that happened recently on the project I am coaching. . . .

Can We Use Agile in SDLC Projects?

Can We Use Agile in SDLC Projects?

My current project and organizational environment does not allow me to shift to Scrum. So the question is: Under this constraint, can some of the learnings from Scrum be used to reduce/eliminate my current project challenges?

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