Category: Agility

Scrum Guide 2020 – Accountabilities
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Scrum Guide 2020 – Accountabilities

Where’s the development team and the three roles? The scrum guide 2017 includes the following sentence:  ‘the essence of scrum is a small team of people. Τhe individual team is highly flexible and adaptive’. Most people understand that this means precisely one team. On the other hand a couple of pages later the scrum guide...

Scrum Guide 2020 – Sprint Planning
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Scrum Guide 2020 – Sprint Planning

Sprint planning: why, what, how  The scrum guide 2017 mentions the sprint goal 27 times, that’s quite often for something which is not part of the official scrum framework. In the 2020 scrum guide, the sprint goal is the commitment of the sprint backlog.  The sprint goal is the reason to fund the sprint which...

Scrum Guide 2020 – Product Goal
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Scrum Guide 2020 – Product Goal

What is the product goal? Apart from the three roles, the three artifacts and the five events, the scrum guide 2017 described two additional elements: the sprint goal and the definition of done. I like to think about them as very important elements, you can’t be without them, but they’re not part of the framework....

Canceling a sprint
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Canceling a sprint

Sprints are mini projects that help us tackle our main project. But what happens if we decide to cancel one of them? The option of canceling a sprint is clearly stated in the scrum guide. So, let’s go a step back and look at the definition of a project: A project is a temporary endeavor...

What is a product
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What is a product

What actually is a product? This is a very important question.  The challenge of correctly defining your product is one of the most important decisions you will make.  We describe a product as something which: Has a producer & a consumer. The consumer is either is willing to pay, or looking to get some cost...

Professional Product Owner – Advanced
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Professional Product Owner – Advanced

Mastering the Stances of the Product Owner The Product Owner’s role is multifaceted, requiring professionals to engage in behaviors and adopt mindsets beyond the core of Agility and the Scrum framework. This has led Scrum.org to create a new course that goes beyond the topics explored in the Professional Scrum Product Owner™ (PSPO) course and...

Agile Lite: Agile without all the burnout
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Agile Lite: Agile without all the burnout

“Agile software development” is a great idea that’s been overcomplicated by the publishing and consulting industries. Agile Lite is an attempt to simplify the situation. You do not need a book or a workshop to explain Agile Lite. You just need a text file with several paragraphs. This is that text file. Agile Lite is...