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6/9/2014 by John Hill
For me, user stories are not "done" (or even ready for estimation) until proper acceptance criteria are in place. . . . I can't overemphasize just how crucial it is to have proper acceptance criteria in place before user stories are relatively sized using story points!
7/19/2013 by John Hill
For those teams that do make sprint commitments, I think it is mandatory that both the ScrumMaster and the product owner participate in that commitment. . . .
4/26/2013 by John Hill
This article describes six essential recommendations for an Enterprise Scrum Transformation.
1/22/2013 by John Hill
This article looks at a project that had nothing to do with software development but that practiced core elements of the Scrum framework in 1961, a quarter-century before Scrum was first described in 1986. . . .
6/11/2007 by John Hill
For Scrum to work, teams must be truly empowered. Unfortunately, far too many teams are operating at much less than capacity and are failing. Find out how to cure a team that is suffering from a power shortage.
1/29/2007 by John Hill
Maybe Baskin Robbins had it right. Just as one flavor of ice cream doesn’t suit every buyer, vanilla Scrum may not be the best recipe for every organization. Find out how combining tasks and blending roles can result in a more evolved, cross-functional team.
6/12/2006 by John Hill
How Scrum Avoids Problems with Traditional "Earned Value" and "Schedule Performance Index" Calculations