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Bad User Stories Are Nobody’s Friend

Whenever an organization brings me in as an Agile coach, I ask management, “Why am...

How to Be an Effective Product Owner

Every role on a Scrum team is important, but in many ways the effectiveness of...

Product Backlog, Product Owner

5 Mistakes You Must Fix to Master Your Product Backlog

As the singular prioritized list of desired work for your Agile team, the health of...

Scaling

Why is Agile Scaling So Hard?

Agile scaling is always a hot topic for students and organizations dealing with the complexities...

Product Owner, Product Roadmap

What’s an Agile Product Roadmap?

The simplest definition of an Agile product roadmap might be, “something that shows people what...

Kanban, Scrum

What Is the Difference Between Scrum and Kanban?

Both Scrum and Kanban provide principles and practices that you can apply to deliver high-quality...

Kanban, Productivity, Scrum

How Agile Leads to Cost Savings

In the past two decades, Agile methodologies like Scrum and Kanban have exploded in popularity...

Product Backlog, Product Owner, Scrum

User Story Format Explained

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

Retrospective, Sprint Review

Common Questions About Sprint Review

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

Product Owner, Scrum, Scrum Master

When the Scrum Master Role is Set Up to Be an Anti-Pattern

Sometimes an organization struggles to understand the value proposition of a Scrum Master. The role...

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

Why Agile Teams Use Fuzzy Estimation

Why teams estimate Nimble estimation of backlog items is a common feature of Agile frameworks...