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Scrum metrics and reporting – measure what you manage

Posted On August 29, 2011 9:21 am By Ilan

You’ve introduced Scrum and your team is out of the blocks, sprinting away! Things are going pretty well until some wise guy from senior management comes up to you and says something along the lines of: “Sooo, this whole Scrum thing sounds great in theory but what metrics are you going to use to actually […]

Outstanding stand-ups

Posted On July 22, 2011 12:24 am By Ilan

Ask anyone in the sales department what Scrum is, and apart from mentioning the colorful, sticky-note-decorated task board, they will more than likely mention the daily scrum, also known as the team stand-up. The daily scrum is the regular pulse of the team. A pulse needs to be steady, consistent, and lively to remain healthy, […]

Let’s KISS the sprint task board

Posted On July 12, 2011 11:21 pm By Ilan

For those sitting on the Scrum periphery, probably the most recognizable element of any Scrum project is the visual team task board. Sitting as the focal centerpiece and gathering point for the team, this colorful, sticky-note-adorned board has almost become the symbol of Scrum. With popularity comes variety, and these days there is no shortage […]

Transitioning from time estimation to relative estimation

Posted On June 21, 2011 9:12 pm By Ilan

Hopefully, if you are reading this article, it means that you’re now convinced that relative estimation is a great way to move forward. The lights are dimmed, the sunglasses are on, and the cards are ready to be dealt for your inaugural Planning Poker session. But hang on — where do you start? What does […]

Planning poker at pace

Posted On June 16, 2011 8:02 pm By Ilan

With relative story point estimation now in your arsenal, you finally have a weapon to wield in the battle against the forces that make software estimation so painful. Relative estimation is simple, makes sense, and is way more fun than other long-winded and misleading estimation techniques! The technique we use to conduct relative estimation is […]

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