Category Archives for Scrum

Which Scrum Master certification is best

If you’ve decided to become Scrum Master certified, you’ve come to the right place. This article is going to point you in the right direction, to make sure you get the Scrum Master certification that is right for you. Let’s go straight into it. What you should look for in a Scrum Master certification There […]

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Scrum Alliance vs Scrumstudy

If you’re learning about Scrum, you’ve probably come across some of the Scrum organizations out there. There are many of them, and Scrum Alliance and Scrumstudy are two of the more famous ones. This article will explain the differences between them, what they do, and which one I recommend you follow. And which one to […]

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How to be Scrum Master certified

Scrum Master is one of the most dynamic, quickly growing and exciting jobs in the world at the moment. I have worked as a Scrum Master and it is a job that I really loved and recommend. This article will explain how you can be Scrum Master certified. Including the ways that you should do, […]

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How to use Scrum

Scrum is the most popular and influential framework for agile software development. It has been around for decades, is used all over the world, and is changing how people work. This article will give you a quick guide on how to use Scrum to maximise the value of your product development work. Brief history of […]

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Why technical user stories are bad

You might sometimes come across “technical user stories” when doing agile software development. These are generally a bad idea and should be avoided where possible. This article will explain what technical user stories are, and why technical user stories are bad. And some tips on what to do isntead. It will also cover the rare […]

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The walls are glass, but you can’t come in

glass house

Sometimes teams have good times, sometimes they have bad times. Sometimes things go well, sometimes they don’t. No matter how bad things get, it is important that they be transparent, always. The walls around the team are made of glass: information flows freely in and out. But we need to make sure that while they […]

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What are the Scrum values?

scrum values

Scrum is a very popular and well-known framework for Agile software development. Lots of people know about the roles, rules and rituals and Scrum. But a few years ago they added values. Not a lot of people know and understand these values. So this article will explain what are the Scrum values. As you probably […]

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Estimating defects in Agile is an anti-pattern

There is a lot of discussion in the Agile community about estimating defects. A lot of people seem to think you need to estimate defects. There are lots of people arguing about how to estimate defects. This article will show you why you shouldn’t estimate defects. Estimating and assigning story points to defects is an […]

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Production support in agile / scrum

A common question I see asked is “how do we do production support in agile / scrum?”. This is a harder problem than it might at first seem. It definitely adds some complexity to the problem of prioritizing work. There are three stages to solving it properly. What actually is production support? Production support or […]

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Misconceptions about Kanban

There is an enormous amount of confusion and misinformation about Kanban. This article will clear up some of the major misconceptions that surround this topic. Let’s go through them one by one. You have to choose between Kanban and Scrum The most common misconception I’ve found is that people think you have to choose between […]

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