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Open Source Planning Poker Tools

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The first thing to say is that the term “Planning Poker®” is a registered trademark of Mountain Goat Software, the Mike Cohn company. This is why this agile planning practice could be sometimes names differently: scrum poker, agile poker, etc. This article presents a list of free and open source planning poker tools and plugins that are also directly available as online tools. share share tweet share 

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Videos

Why Product Thinking is so Hard

May 26, 2021 0

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is one of the most misunderstood, misused, and abused terms in contemporary software development. In this talk, Jeff Patton explains the misunderstandings made by thought leaders that lead to the confusion we all deal with today. You will learn the counter-intuitive concepts hidden in the term and why really using them is so hard.

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The Cone of Uncertainty in Scrum
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The Cone of Uncertainty in Scrum

June 7, 2021 0

Uncertainty in the Product Backlog is a big risk for the schedule of a Scrum project. The problem is that the full scope of the release can be quite hard to estimate because the requirements are not well-know early on. Confounding this problem is that frequently the release date is a hard deadline.

Knowledge

  • 5 Minute Quick Scrum Guide – Should I Use Story Points Or Hours?

    March 15, 2021 1
    There is plenty to fret about when you are running or on an agile team, but your measure of estimation should be one of them. In fact, despite what you may have heard from consultants or others, Scrum is not prescriptive about any particular estimation measure, let alone story points. [...]
  • Hold my Beer: We Are Going Scrumban!

    March 8, 2021 4
    At the beginning of Agile, there was a tendency to aim at “pure” Agile, following the Scrum rules by the book. Even if there might be still Scrum cargo cult implementations, many Agilists have realized that Agile is more about continuous improvement and value delivery in a specific context than [...]
  • COVID Changed Agile, and Agile Changed Us

    February 22, 2021 0
    “Responding to change over following a plan” is one of the value of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly a disruptive event that caused a lot of changes in the way organisations work. In this article, Hannah Price shares her view on how many employees [...]

Tools

  • Using Commercial Scrum Tools for Free

    April 6, 2021 26
    If the development of open source Scrum tools was in vogue some years ago, a lot of these projects have now been abandoned. Some are still active, but this is because their development is sponsored by a commercial hosted option. There is however an alternative to manage your Agile software [...]
  • Sprint Poker by Parabol – Agile Estimation for the Remote Age

    March 22, 2021 0
    Parabol is an agile meeting tool that helps remote teams run guided retrospective, check-in and Sprint Poker meetings. Parabol’s structured format and built-in templates make it easy for facilitators to run a great agile meeting – no matter if you’re a pro or just starting out. It’s free to use for up to two teams. [...]
  • TeleRetro: Better Retrospectives for Remote Teams

    January 25, 2021 0
    In this article we’d like to share our views on the distinct advantages an online retrospective offers over traditional retrospectives for distributed Agile teams, and what to look for in a remote retrospective tool. share share tweet share 

Videos

  • We Are SAFe, But Are We Agile?

    April 26, 2021 0
    This presentation shares in details how Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken implemented the SAFe agile framework, creating tribes, agile teams, iterations, PI Planning, Review, Backlogs or Kanban portfolio. The presenter adds a “but” to this, as the [...]
  • Agile in the Non-profit Sector

    April 12, 2021 0
    This talk will not only show you how Agile methods are great for starting an innovative initiative in a low-to zero-budget sector, it will also show you how you can use Agile to make a [...]