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.
Other Resources for Scrummasters, Product Owners and Agile Developers: podcasts, approaches, groups
“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 is disciplined and uses a lot of metrics, so you might like this newly proposed Scrum Adherence Index.
The Agile Dictionary is a web site that proposes a definition of words used in Agile software development. For each word, you will find some synonyms and the origin of the word.
The Agile Atlas is a web site supported by the Scrum Alliance which is an information resource for Scrum and Agile practitioners. The purpose of this site is to provide an “encyclopedia” of information about Agile and related methods.
Collaboration Games from the Growing Agile Toolbox is a free e-book written by Karen Greaves and Samantha Laing that proposes ten games to build collaboration in Agile teams.
Running Agile software development projects using Scrum is not always an easy task. Sometimes you need to take a step back and look at the Agile best practices with a dose of humour.
The Essential Scrum Glossary is a list of definitions of terms used in Scrum in particular and in Agile in general. An entry in the glossary might be a single word, such as “epic”, a phrase, such as “all-at-once product development”, or an acronym like “TDD”. The definitions are numbered if a term has more than one definition.