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Scrum Sprints – Give the Dev Team a Week

Dev Sprint Week

Fitting Scrum Sprints into a Year Sprints in Scrum are often two weeks, its a nice period. Working in a business, we all know that executives like to set goals and measure performance per quarter. During roadmap or project planning, you might get asked how many sprints have we completed in a quarter? This obviously […]

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Blockers Don’t Exist in Agile

Blockers Don't Exist

Blockers Don’t Exist in Agile! But not in the way you are thinking. Terminology is very important, not just in our professional capacity, but also in life. Words have connotations, especially something so drastic as a ‘Blocker’. Think about it though, does everything on a project stop when someone mentions a ‘blocker’? Not really, what […]

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User Stories – One Story To Rule Them All

One User Story

One User Story, Multiple Roles When creating users stories, you might find on occasion they can become quite complicated, especially when you are dealing with multiple use cases; for example back office admins, customer functionality, different clients. Lets take a very basic example “As a premium customer, I want to be able to access the […]

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Daily Scrum, But Do I Have To?

Scrum Everyday

The Daily Scrum This will be the first in a series of ‘mini-blog’ posts, small bite sized content with hopefully small nuggets of knowledge, inspiration or motivation. Its a question that gets asked a lot… “Do we have to do it today?”, “Can we skip today?”, “Why is it everyday?”, especially for teams new to […]

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How to Scale Scrum Teams

Scaling Scrum Teams

How do you scale scrum teams? Growing Teams I would say that there is a tipping point in every organization; that point where your product or company starts to get some traction and demand rapidly starts to increase. There is a point where you need to seriously start to consider about scaling your team structure. […]

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How to Track ‘Non-Scrum’ Events?

Non Scrum Events

Tracking Events So anyone who practices Agile, Scrum or Kanban etc will know that there are key events that must take place during the sprint: Sprint Planning Daily Stand ups Sprint Retrospective Sprint Review Backlog Refinement Most of these are recurring, they happen at the same time each week and become second nature and part of […]

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The Sprint Review: The Product Owners Meeting

Sprint Review

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tisthe business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” – Leonardo da Vinci Definition of Sprint Review The sprint review, […]

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