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Richard Cheng

Product Backlog, Product Owner, Scrum

User Story Format Explained

In Scrum, all the items in the product backlog are called product backlog items (PBIs)....

Agile Coaching, agile metrics

Estimation: What Does It All Mean and What Should I Use?

When it comes to estimation, Scrum doesn’t explicitly give guidance in terms of what units...

Retrospective, Sprint Review

Common Questions About Sprint Review, Answered

The Scrum Guide states the following about Sprint Review: The purpose of the sprint review...

Cross-Functional Team

What is a Cross-Functional Scrum Team?

Cross Functional Teams MBABrief.com defines a cross-functional team as “a group of people whose members...

Product Owner, Scrum Developer, Scrum Master, Scrum Team

A Day in the Life of the Scrum Team

A client recently asked me, “Can you tell me what the members of the Scrum...

sprint planning

Common Questions About Sprint Planning, Answered

The goal of sprint planning is to ensure the Product Owner (PO), Developers, and Scrum...

Daily Scrum, Scrum Events

How to Fix Your Daily Scrum

The daily Scrum, sometimes referred to as a daily stand-up, is a quick team synch...

Certification, Scrum Alliance, Scrum Education Units

Scrum Education Units (SEUs) and 5 Tips for Getting Them

If you have a Scrum Alliance certification, your certification is good for two years. Then,...

Agile Training

Introducing Four New Agile Training Classes

In addition to expanding our offerings to include additional services such as coaching and Agile...

agile metrics, ScrumMaster, Velocity

7 Reasons You Can’t Stabilize Velocity & How to Fix It

On Scrum teams, velocity represents how much work a team can do each sprint. For...

My Agile Resolution: Stop Starting and Start Finishing

As we approach the New Year and begin considering how we can improve our lives...

Checklist, ScrumMaster

A ScrumMaster’s Checklist for Problem-Solving

In my blog post, “Growing and Improving as a ScrumMaster,” I wrote: So, how do...