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Scrum as Superhero

After the complete disaster, the company had an epiphany. Sure, the project was a total mess, but there still was a need for the software. The process needed fixing. And, to do that, it came down to the people. People over process. That's the Scrum way. Read More

Reawakening Retros: Good Habits versus Bad Routines

Reawakening retros: Good habits versus bad routines. “We had a few good Retrospectives, but they stopped working;” “I don’t know what the point of this is anymore;” These are the kinds of things we say when a repeating process like Team Retrospectives that used to work or maybe seemed to work once has stopped feeling useful. Read More

The Top 5 Ways ScrumMasters Can Kick Impediments To The Curb

In Modern Scrum, we define an impediment as anything that causes the Team to not be at its best. That’s an intentionally broad definition because impediments come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, impediments look like fears, sometimes they look like risks and sometimes they look like problems. Regardless what… Read More

Work Smarter. Not Harder.

Labor Day signifies different things to many of us. To some, it marks the end of those lingering dog days or the last chance to lounge over an extended weekend. To others, it means time to purchase new #2 pencils and pack up our backpacks. To us at 3Back, Labor… Read More

How to Size Stories and Account for Impediments

There is no accepted definition of what a StoryPoint represents, other than that it is a unitless, relative measure of size to be used for both Stories and Epics. I want to give definitions I consider useful, and that’s what I’ll be doing here. First I will deal with Acceptance-Based… Read More

Top 10 Tips To Becoming A Better PO

Seasoned PO’s (Product Owners) share a certain kinship bred from their time spent navigating the PO world; a world full of balancing, prioritizing and clarifying. We decided to capture their PO knowledge and ask them, “What do you know now that you wish you had known when you were a new PO?” Read More

Our Top 5 Tips for New CSM’s

You completed 3Back's Certified ScrumMaster training. You passed the necessary exam. You even framed your certificate. You are a full fledged, card carrying CSM. So, Now What? Read More... Read More