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SM / PO Cheatsheet

SM / PO Cheatsheet

This is a simple one page aide memoire that can be used to help explain the responsibilities of the role of Product Owner and Scrum Master. It's great to print off and hand out to people when you are explaining what the roles are and what the diff...

How PD works in Agile team

How PD works in Agile team

PD (Product designer) is very important role in software development. They will provide detail requirements specification and business workflow, UI workflow. In traditional software development process, PD will prepare the detail requirement de...

The Product Owner on One Page

The Product Owner on One Page

The following diagram summarises the product owner's responsibility together with the role's key activities and artifacts.  You can find out more about the product owner role in my book Agile Product Management with Scrum (Addison-Wesle...

Taskboards, Wii and software craftsman

Taskboards, Wii and software craftsman

Our team combined our pmScrum virtual taskboard, a beamer and a Nintendo Wii to experiment usability of virtual taskboards. Nice!http://tenforce.tumblr.com/post/1137607395/tenforce-is-testing-an-experimental-taskboard   - this is test to ch...

The Land that Scrum Forgot

The Land that Scrum Forgot

What goes wrong with so many Scrum projects?  Why does the velocity start out high, but then precipitously decline?  Why do some Scrum teams eventually give up on Scrum?  What’s going wrong?

Heartbeats

Heartbeats

One of the challenges in the use of Scrum is to predict how much of functionality a team is able to deliver each sprint. Many try, in a vague attempt to create a metric, to assign a story point a certain amount of work to be delivered, rather ...

Agile Tools vs. Agile Books

Agile Tools vs. Agile Books

I have been working with Agile for a couple of years. At Berteig Consulting we are using Agile to run our small business. As such we try to use various tools to make our life easier. We have used CardMeeting for our cycles and tasks. I have t...

Use of Scrum in music industry

Use of Scrum in music industry

Some times ago I never could think about a way to do a music production with processes cause I was very against follow rules and process to me could consider then a stuck thing.

Scrum & Gaming Addiction

Scrum & Gaming Addiction

There are few people in our Scrum Community who know personally the power of video games to engage people, and even create addictions to them. There are even some who have applied Scrum to creating those addictive online video games. This artic...

An Example ScrumMaster's Checklist

An Example ScrumMaster's Checklist

An adequate ScrumMaster can handle two or three teams at a time. If you're content to limit your role to organizing meetings, enforcing timeboxes, and responding to the impediments people explicitly report, you can get by with part time attention ...

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