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

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

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

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

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 […]

‘Non-mandatory Agile accessories’ – Part 5 of the Scrum Myth-Buster Series

Posted On August 27, 2015 3:32 pm By Ilan

Last time we spoke about the anti-documentation myth so let’s stick with the same theme and explore another related myth, that being the belief that if you do Scrum, you must utilize the User Story format to document requirements. True, this format has no doubt become a defacto standard and is certainly the most common […]

‘We don’t document, we’re Agile!’ – Part 4 of the Scrum Myth-Buster Series

Posted On August 7, 2015 10:13 am By Ilan

OK, back again for part four of the Scrum Myth-Buster series and this time we are entering into agile taboo territory… documentation… So this is a major myth that I’m sure you’ve all heard before many times over, the perception being that Scrum is anti-documentation (especially detailed documentation and this is why we utilize the […]



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