Tag Archives: scrum

7 reasons your Scrum Master may be underperforming

What do you need to have a great and effective scrum master on a team? The Scrum Master is, I think, one of the most misunderstood roles on the scrum team. It’s a critical role to ensure your team will … Continue reading

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Who cares if you’re doing scrum or not?

Have you ever heard the question: “Are you doing Scrum? I mean, really doing scrum?” Or: “If I take the Scrum textbook practices, but change one or two things to suit my business, software or people, is that still Scrum?” … Continue reading

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SCRUM User Stories, Part 2: User value over business value?

My last post about User Stories and putting the value for the user first in any product decision generated some great discussion on Twitter. As with anything there are some varying views on the topic, and as one example I … Continue reading

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Better SCRUM User Stories: Connect the story with the real user value

Everything you do to your product has a reason. There’s a reason that button is blue, or that message contains those words. There’s a reason you display that data or that notification. Every reason is, at its heart, about the … Continue reading

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Better scrum user stories: Split stories horizontally, not vertically

Teams often run into trouble in a sprint when they’re trying to work with poorly split stories. Stories that are too big, too small, confusing or that mix the problem with the solution… We should split stories into small, discreet … Continue reading

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