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10 Common Mistakes of Product Owners

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A Scrum team cannot deliver value without a good Product Owner. This is for me the most important role and it is not easy to keep an Agile balance between a long term business vision that could lead the team to success and the ability to adapt to change after receiving customer feedback. In this article, Zuzi Šochová shares a list of the most common mistakes made by Product Owners.

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Connect Design Sprints and Agile Sprints

February 10, 2020 0

Design Sprints have changed the way businesses create new products and services. But how do they relate to Agile development sprints? And how can the two be connected so that Scrum teams deliver higher quality products in less time?

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The Myths About Scrum & DevOps

February 4, 2020 0

Reducing the time to create usable software with short Scrum sprints is a nice thing, but then how do you deliver it to the users? How can Agile developers who embrace changes work with system people who like stability? To answers these questions, Scrum.org and the DevOps Institute have produced a white paper titled “The Convergence of Scrum and DevOps”.

Knowledge

  • How To Work Past People Resistance to Becoming T-Shaped

    October 7, 2019 1
    T-shaped skills is a metaphor used to describe people with deep vertical skills in a specialized area as well as broader but not necessarily deep skills in other areas. This is a base for cross-functional Scrum teams, but people can resist this. Learn why and what you can do to [...]
  • Most Common Mistakes of ScrumMasters

    September 2, 2019 1
    The ScrumMaster role is certainly the most original addition of Scrum to the concept of software development teams. How and how much the ScrumMaster should be involved with the teams is a topic for debates in the Agile community. Isn’t the Scrum team supposed to be self-organized in the first [...]
  • Value-Oriented Incremental Delivery

    August 20, 2019 0
    Sometimes, organizations adopting an Agile approach are mostly following Scrum practices like rituals. They might do daily stand-up meetings but do not perceive that the real goal is to deliver quickly value to the customer. In an article, Vinod Santhanam explains how the Value-Oriented Incremental Delivery (Void) approach can help [...]

Tools

  • Free Online Kanban Tools

    December 4, 2019 6
    In the context of software development, Kanban is an approach based on Lean that tries to limit waste and work in progress to the actual capacity of the software development team. The aim of Kanban is to create a context that balances capacity and demand through a value stream and [...]
  • Open Source Planning Poker Tools

    November 5, 2019 0
    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 open source planning poker [...]
  • Agile and Scrum Trello Extensions

    September 30, 2019 6
    Trello is a free on-line project management tool owned by Atlassian that provides a flexible and visual way to organize anything. This approach is naturally close to the visual boards used in the Scrum or Kanban approaches. As the tool as an open architecture, some extensions have been developed for [...]

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  • Managing Agile Delivery

    January 13, 2020 0
    Agile development starts with small Scrum teams tackling small problems. After some initial successes the organization gets more ambitious, and tries to get more teams tackling bigger problems. At some point these endeavors run headlong [...]
  • Organisation Refactoring & Culture Hacking

    December 9, 2019 0
    Marc Andreessen famously said “software is eating the world”. Yet most of our software development project teams and organizations simply are not set up for us to take part in this revolution. Why? Our organizational [...]