Your Product Vision in Scrum

Posted On September 3, 2013 8:16 pm By Ilan Goldstein

“We need help! This whole Scrum thing doesn’t seem to be working anymore! Our stakeholders are putting immense pressure on our Product Owner to keep changing direction mid-Sprint. Even though our ScrumMaster is the size of a prop he is finding it hard to keep the pressure off our poor PO who is likely to […]

Metrics to measure your Scrum adoption and Scrum progress

Posted On May 31, 2013 9:26 am By Ilan Goldstein

I sometimes hear industry colleagues comment that their project team is, “About 85% agile” or they might say something like, “We are using Scrum to about 50% capacity. The typical question that goes through my head when I hear comments such as these is, “what the hell does that mean?” Let’s take a look at […]

Incriminating impediments

Posted On November 28, 2011 8:33 pm By Ilan Goldstein

You’ve trained your new Scrum troops, and they’re ready for their first mission. The team is pumped, and the project is up and running. Things are going well; the daily scrums are happening, the continuous integration server is humming along, tasks are moving across the board, so life is pretty sweet. Then, from out of […]

Sprint issues – when sprints turn into crawls

Posted On October 11, 2011 8:16 pm By Ilan Goldstein

As Eisenhower famously put it: “Plans are useless yet planning is indispensable”. There is a great deal of wisdom to this and apart from war, nowhere does this truism reflect more than in the software development world. This is a primary reason that Scrum and other Agile frameworks came into being. Although the frameworks offer […]

Sprint planning – plan the sprint, then sprint the plan

Posted On September 22, 2011 9:41 pm By Ilan Goldstein

Sprint planning is the ‘make or break’ Scrum ceremony. A thorough and well conducted session is critical to an accurate sprint commitment which in turn is the basis for long-term team success. If you’re serious about your sprint planning, you’ll want to read more…



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