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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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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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Agile Team Organisation: Squads, Chapters, Tribes and Guilds

Squads, Tribes & Guilds

Agile Team Organisation: Squads, Chapters, Tribes and Guilds There is a growing trend around agile company organization reorganization with Agile and Scrum. Why Reorganise? Obviously building a product that is flexible, high quality and that can react to market demand quickly is important, but for me having a process and organization that emulates this is as equally as important. “Don’t just fix the product, fix the […]

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Tips for Distributed Team: The Live Window

Live Window

The Live Window See your scrum distributed team in real-time. It happens quite a lot these days; scrum teams are often distributed across various locations. In one of my previous companies my team were split between two locations. This obviously brings many complications such as communication, meetings, collaboration and team building. There are many tools […]

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