Member Articles

Enjoy our extensive collection of member-contributed articles to learn how other Scrum practitioners use Scrum in the workplace.

Read about the experiences and ideas of Agile colleagues around the world, and share your own thoughts here. You can also visit Spotlight, which features blogs by experts in the fields of Scrum, Agile, and the broader business world.

Opinions represent those of the authors and not of Scrum Alliance. The sharing of member-contributed content on this site does not imply endorsement of specific Scrum methods or practices beyond those taught by Scrum Alliance Certified Trainers and Coaches.

Contribution process & guidelines

Got a story to tell or news to share? Here's an idea of what we're looking for.
Already have an article to submit? Please submit all articles directly to the editor for consideration.

Scrum Alliance Articles RSSSubscribe to our RSS Feed to be notified of new articles!

Estimation Techniques For Teams Adopting Scrum

Estimation Techniques For Teams Adopting Scrum

Agile teams estimate story size during Release Planning and estimate efforts for tasks during Sprint Planning. This is perhaps true for most Agile teams while some of them have different approaches based on the training and/or coaching they ha...

Implementing Scrum: How Does the Project Manager Fit In?

Implementing Scrum: How Does the Project Manager Fit In?

There is no such role as project manager in Scrum. But there are project managers in the organization. So what is the project manager supposed to do when the team is transitioning to Scrum? The easy part is that this question has already been ...

The Accidental Scrum

The Accidental Scrum

We executed our project in a Scrum manner without even knowing our method was Scrum. What initially looked like an impossible project was delivered in six months, with exceptional customer satisfaction and confidence all around. Background A...

From Hybrid to Scrum

From Hybrid to Scrum

Identifying the problem It's difficult to change learned behavior, and even harder to change group habits. This is one reason I've had so many difficulties establishing Scrum in different companies in Germany. Most of my clients understand th...

Approaching Agile Testing

Approaching Agile Testing

As we know, "Agile testing" is not a completely different testing procedure but a software testing practice, following the principles of the Agile life cycle. How? Its most salient aspect is that it emphasizes testing and close work with the e...

Training Scrum? Try it From the Back of the Room

Training Scrum? Try it From the Back of the Room

On my journey to become a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), I’ve met a number of helpful and knowledgeable people. For those of you who may not know, part of the plan to become a CST consists of training with other current CSTs.  One n...

Key Dimensions of User Stories

Key Dimensions of User Stories

Dealing with a large amount of user stories (more than your fingers and toes can account for) is not easy, most often they sit one after the other in your product backlog, or they are shuffled on a story map. Dealing with user stories is basically...

Who Cooked My Goose?

Who Cooked My Goose?

In projects that implement Scrum, the role of the ScrumMaster is very crucial. The ScrumMaster facilitates the team to achieve the end goal of the customer focuses on ensuring that any impediments and road blocks faced by the team are removed, and he ensures that the core focus of the team is on developing the product/service for the customer under optimal conditions. Thus, he is in effect practicing “servant leadership” where the focus is on...

Scrum Alliance Welcomes New Board Member Steve Forte

Scrum Alliance Welcomes New Board Member Steve Forte

The Scrum Alliance Board of Directors election has closed and the results are in! It was a tight race, but Steve Forte nosed ahead to win the seat...

Sagas: Bringing Life to the Strategic Vision

Sagas: Bringing Life to the Strategic Vision

User Stories provide a powerful and succinct way of managing the individual requirements that a project is expected to deliver. The theory is that by taking an approach that centres on how a person might use a system in a particular way it wil...

Displaying results 581-590 (of 851)
 |<  <  55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64  >  >|