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Should we extend Scrum?

The idea here is that there can be only one source for Scrum knowledge. I guess that depends on where you get your definition from and what you need. Should there be only one way to think about scrum? Read More

Are Placeholder Stories Ok?

This is a way to track how much unknown work is showing up and manage the amount by triggering a conversation when needed. One of the most common issues for scrum teams is what to do about work that we expect to have to do during a Sprint, but don’t actually know the details about yet, such as bugs we have to fix in existing systems, or expected sales support efforts. Using Place holder stories is a a method to manage these “known unknowns”. Read More

What You Should Know After CSM Workshop

This is a great read and summarizes what should be learned in a CSM course. As you read remember this is something that you have to learn is true and the only way we have found to teach people this is for them to apply the scrum framework to their jobs. Read More

Perfect Planning — Best Practices for Successful Agile Planning

A successful sprint starts with the planning session. This is where the team reviews the work about to be undertaken, and after a few hours of questions and answers, estimates the work required to complete the user stories reviewed, and then as a team, commits to a prioritized list of stories and tasks that are within the team’s calculated capacity. Read More

Wired To Connect

It seems that the more we connect, the more we create gravity around ourselves and the things that we want to do. Read More

Well Formed Teams and the Agile Pathway

When people consider what got them to their current market or look closely at how their competitors are succeeding they see smart, sharp, fast hyper-productive teams. They find that some organizations possess a knack for rapidly configuring themselves into a shape and deploying their hyper-productive teams to rapidly build new product capabilities. Read More