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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...

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...

Scrum Events, 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...

Professional Development, Scrum Master, Scrum Team, ScrumMaster

A Full Breakdown of the ScrumMaster Role

Put as simply as possible, Scrum is a methodology that helps teams work better together....

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...

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...

Scrum Master

Three Reports Expert Scrum Masters Use

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

sprint planning

Why Agile Teams Use Fuzzy Estimation

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

sprint planning

Common Questions About Sprint Planning, Answered

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