Positive sprint reviews increase customer confidence in the team and the team’s confidence in itself. If the review goes badly, the trust will degrade, just as we saw in the story. At the same time, don’t forget that the main purpose of the sprint review is not a round of applause for a job well done. The real goal of a sprint review is to stop and ascertain whether the project is on the right track.
Martin Alaimo thinks that personal issues are rarely discussed in Scrum retrospectives. In this article, he discusses how he includes in retrospectives a special section to address personal issues. He explains how he uses retrospectives to build Scrum between the Scrum team members.
Scrum.org and Scrum co-creator, Ken Schwaber have unveiled the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF™) at the Microsoft-sponsored, ALM Summit 3 in Redmond. The CIF was created to help organizations respond to opportunities and challenges and to understand their return on investment in Scrum. CIF enables organizations to gauge their level of agility on a continuous basis and understand how effectively the value of their products is being managed. Through the use of designed metrics, it helps organizations identify and apply practices that will yield the greatest increase in quality, maximum ROI, and competitive advantage.
A sprint goal is defined as the desired outcome of an iteration. The sprint goal provides a shared objective and represents the reason for undertaking the sprint. In this blog post, Roman Pichler explains what sprint goals are, why they matter, how to write and to track them.
User interface (UI) design is often a neglected aspect of Agile software development and there are not a lot of article talking about the integration of UI experts in Scrum team. In this article, Desirée Sy provides the real life lessons on how user-centered design (UCD) practices were adapted to an Agile development process.
What do you do when as a new ScrumMaster you meet resistance, opposition and modified Scrum practices when you start your first Agile project? In this article, Natalie Warnert provides ten survival tips for the new ScrumMaster.
In Agile and Scrum, we spend a lot of time talking about how to better manage software development teams using processes, methods, prescriptions and other rules of thumb. We spend very little time talking about the largest and most important ingredient of any agile team: the team and people themselves