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Scrum Events, Sprint, sprint planning, Sprint Review

What a Sprint Review Is… and Isn’t

The Scrum framework includes a pattern of five activities that allow a small team to...

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, Answered

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

Agile coach, Anti-Pattern, 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...

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...

Burndown Chart, Metrics, Scrum Master

Three Reports Expert Scrum Masters Use

Intro Reports are an invaluable tool to monitor the health of your system. You use...

Estimation, sprint planning, Story Points, user stories

Why Agile Teams Use Fuzzy Estimation

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

Agile, 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...

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 Master

5 Myths About Your Daily Scrum Meeting

The daily Scrum meeting is both the most familiar and most misunderstood event in the...

Agile testing, Software Development, Testing

Defects: Find Them Early, Fix Them Fast

“Most defects end up costing more than it would have cost to prevent them. Defects...