Articles I've written
Tips to Conduct Effective Joint Product Backlog Refinement Meetings in a Scaled Way
Product backlog refinement helps keep the upcoming backlog items discussed in detail and lined up for future sprints. This will improve the rhythm of the Scrum team. . . .
A Product Owner's Journey from Traditional to Agile
I recently worked on a project in which almost everyone in the Scrum team was new. The product owners in particular had worked in traditional project delivery models. . . .
How to Manage the "7 Wastes" of Agile Software Development
Based on the seven wastes of manufacturing industry, Mary and Tom Poppendieck have defined seven wastes that are appropriate for software development. What follows provides information about the meaning of each of the seven wastes of software development. . . .
It takes time for a Scrum team to reach the high-performing stage. But you, as ScrumMaster, can compress that time. How?
Understanding Scrum Through a Simple Metaphor
My colleague Madhavi and I were discussing Agile and Scrum in general last week. During the discussion she suggested that it would be nice if there were a simple explanation of the Scrum framework that used a common language that made the concepts easy for anyone to understand. . . .