Playing a Round of Scrum

Playing a Round of Scrum
Since moving to Florida nearly 5 years ago, I have had the opportunity to rediscover the game of Golf.  In doing so, I have also rediscovered the commitment that is needed in order to succeed and continue to improve my own game.  During the same 5 years I have also re-immersed myself into Scrum, only ...

Ways of the Agile Ones – Agile Success

Ways of the Agile Ones - Agile Success
Success Breeds Success… It’s an old and familiar saying…but how does one know when true organization progress is being made by a group that is new to Agile?  Here are some quick signs of progress towards Agile success, some more obvious than others… A team continues to increase their velocity while improving the quality of their code deliverable – one starts ...

Episode I Continued: The Product Backlog

Episode I Continued: The Product Backlog
If you only knew the POWER of the well-groomed backlog! Having a well groomed and properly broken-down Product Backlog will determine the effectiveness of every SCRUM team drawing work from it. With the proper user story granularity, SCRUM teams are able to quickly review stories for complexity during sizing sessions, increasing the time used to ...