DUCAT is a free assessment and benchmarking online tool that aims at creating awareness for user-centered agility and enable companies to easily assess the status of their projects. The tool provides a 360 degrees assessment to investigate the team’s perspective and process. These results are completed with the users’ evaluation of of the product.
Other Resources for Scrummasters, Product Owners and Agile Developers: podcasts, approaches, groups
The Agile2015 Conference has been a big success with 2,300 attendees. The Agile Alliance has now released the full-length videos of all 3 Keynote presentations and the Industry Analyst Panel Discussion, the collection of video podcasts with Agile experts and thought leaders and the Agile2015 Experience Reports.
The Scrum Training Series is a series of screencasts available for free on the web. Its goal is to provide ae fun way to learn about Agile and Scrum, to prepare for Scrum or Agile certification (CSM, CSPO, PSM, or PMI-ACP) and to debunk popular misconceptions.
When a Scrum team starts its sprint, it needs to have user stories with the right size so that they can be completely developed at the end of the iteration. The art of slicing larger stories and epics that exists in the backlog to right-sized item for a sprint is not easy.
“You cannot manage what you cannot measure” is an old adage in the project management world. Is this still valid in the Agile and Scrum world where people are preferred over processes and tools? In fact Scrum used a lot of metrics, so you might like this newly proposed Scrum Adherence Index.
Lare Lekman wishes that his product owner checklist “helps you remember the most important things to become a good product owner.” As he wrote, the product owner and Scrum team are different so what he proposes is only an example.
Scrum for Team System is a Team Foundation Server (TFS) Process Template that models the Scrum Process, providing Work Items and Reports to model the basic Scrum Artifacts.