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When should a sprint end?

Without time-boxes we rapidly loose our sense of predictability and the amount of complexity we tackle in each bite drifts upward. Read More

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