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Writing the Product Backlog Just Enough and Just In Time

Writing the Product Backlog Just Enough and Just In Time

How much work should you do in advance of a sprint? Nothing? As little as possible? As much as possible? Find out why doing just enough, just in time might be your best strategy.

Advice on Conducting the Scrum of Scrums Meeting

Advice on Conducting the Scrum of Scrums Meeting

When scaling Scrum to large projects, the scrum of scrums meeting can be a vital tool for keeping your teams in sync and out of each other's way. Mike Cohn gives some pointers on how to run and coordinate these important Scrum meetings.

Leader of the Band

Leader of the Band

When it comes time to choose a ScrumMaster, who should you choose? A technical guru? A political mastermind? A visionary? In this week’s column, Mike Cohn describes six attributes to look for in a potential ScrumMaster.

ScrumMaster: Appointed or Team-Selected

ScrumMaster: Appointed or Team-Selected

The selection of a new Scrum team's ScrumMaster can impact the success or failure of the team's Scrum adoption. Choose the wrong person and the team could face the uphill struggle of trying to become self-organizing while under the thumb...

Sprint Planning: Better Together

Sprint Planning: Better Together

While teaching a recent Certified ScrumMaster class I was asked what a ScrumMaster should do about a team member who doesn’t want to participate in a sprint planning meeting. In this specific case, the question referred to a team member who ...

Scrum Shouldn't Be a Burden

Scrum Shouldn't Be a Burden

If lightweight processes feel too heavy, it's most likely an implementation problem.

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