‘Obsessing over Sprint failure’ – Part 10 of the Scrum Myth-Buster Series

Posted On February 5, 2016 9:01 am By Ilan Goldstein

Happy new year my fellow Scrum mythbusters and I hope you’ve all started 2016 in tremendous fashion! I thought we’d start off the year with what I’d consider to be one of the most toxic and prevalent myths that I see out there in the Agile world that leads to some seriously dysfunctional thinking. So, […]

‘Sprint Reviews vs Walkthroughs’ – Part 9 of the Scrum Myth-Buster series

Posted On December 20, 2015 8:13 am By Ilan Goldstein

We are now up to myth nine, and this time we are going to rapidly dispel a common Sprint Review myth that we see. This is the belief that the Sprint Review is the event to engage with the Product Owner to discuss, demonstrate and validate the output of the current Sprint. This myth harkens […]

‘Potentially shippable = potentially confusing…’ – Part 8 of the Scrum Myth-Buster Series

Posted On November 17, 2015 8:08 pm By Ilan Goldstein

Welcome back and it’s time for myth number eight! This one focuses on some ambiguous terminology that leads to some major misunderstandings surrounding the intended output of the Sprint. The term that I’m referring to here is ‘potentially shippable product increment’. The most operable word, potentially is often ignored or forgotten giving rise to the […]

‘Sprint Zero Mixed Messages’ – Part 7 of the Scrum Myth-Buster Series

Posted On October 19, 2015 3:19 pm By Ilan Goldstein

Wow we’ve already hit the half-way mark on this 12-part myth-busting journey! I’ve been really flattered by the response so far that has even included an Infoq interview exploring some of the drivers that led me to start writing about these misconceptions. Let’s now go to the beginning of a project and focus on a […]

‘The Dreaded Sprint Burndown’ – Part 6 of the Scrum Myth-Buster Series

Posted On September 25, 2015 3:33 pm By Ilan Goldstein

More myth-busting awaits, and in this post, I’m going to close off the thread that I opened in part 5 that focused on some of the non-mandatory Scrum accessories that are often confused as being core fixtures. So if you recall, User Stories, Planning Poker and Task Boards are actually completely optional as far as […]



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