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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...

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...

estimating, sprint planning, user stories

Stop Adding Tasks to User Stories

Creating tasks for each user story before implementation may seem like it is adding value...

Inspect and Adapt, Loops, Sprints

The Three Inspect and Adapt Loops in Scrum

What’s Empirical Process Control and Why Do We Use It? Defined process control (DPC) methods...

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...