Splitting User Stories – Why You’re Doing It Wrong

Although breaking down user stories is one of the important skills of an Agile team, we struggle often to split those working items into...

Refining User Stories – 4 Common Mistakes

Not covering some essential details when you present user stories to developers can affect the sprint. When these details are overlooked, developers don’t entirely...

How To Split Complex User Stories Into More Manageable Items

Do you find it difficult to split complex user stories? Do not worry, it’s a common thing that happens among many teams.   Some teams don’t...

How To Deal With An Empty Product Backlog

Your next Sprint is getting close, and you’ve run out of user stories. What now? What will your team work on, considering the empty...

4 Things You Need To Start Your First Sprint

Being‌ ‌a‌ ‌Scrum‌ ‌Master‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌challenging‌ ‌when‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌planning‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌first‌ ‌Sprint‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌new‌ ‌team‌.‌ ‌Your‌ ‌responsibility‌ ‌is‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌just‌...

6 Challenges In Running Effective Refinement Sessions With New Teams

Do you know what can make Refinement sessions more difficult than they already are? Running effective Refinement sessions with new teams formed by new...

Create Your First Agile Release Plan

Why do we need to plan releases? It would be great if we'd create a plan where everything works perfectly. And where the entire...

6 Reasons Why Shorter Sprints Are More Effective

The most important aspect of a sprint length is consistency, no matter the duration of the sprint. If you established a sprint length of...

4 Benefits Of The Daily Scrum For Developers

Over time, I got this question many times from the developers I worked with: “Why do we have to meet every single day to...

When Is The Right Time To Estimate In Scrum

Estimations are an important tool in Scrum. They help the Product Owner create a forecast of what the team can deliver and when. And...

4 Challenging Activities For Scrum Masters

We identify many challenges when implementing Scrum and these challenges will differ from team to team. I’m talking below about 4 of them and...

How often should we refine the Product Backlog

The Scrum Guide doesn't consider the Product Backlog Refinement being a Scrum event. But it has its purpose, and we can see benefits when...

5 Easy Steps To Onboard New Team Members In A Scrum Team

Any new member has to feel welcomed in the team he joins. But besides that, it’s so important for him to understand how the...

How To Manage Developers Push-back In Scrum

As I started my journey with the Scrum framework in the Product Owner role, I have come across this push-back many times. And to...

10 Things Any Beginner Scrum Master Should Know

I had a lot of questions as a beginner Scrum Master. I’ve read the Scrum Guide over a hundred times. But I still didn’t...

Understanding Epics, Features, And User Stories

To avoid constraining teams, the Scrum Guide is not clear about each of these terms’ purposes. So there is a lot of confusion on...

The 3 Scrum Roles That Make A Scrum Team Great

One of the most essential parts of scrum is the roles that it assigns to the team members. The scrum role responsibilities differ from...

Product Owners & Scrum Masters: How To Successfully Collaborate

The Product Owner and Scrum Master can ensure the success of the Development Team. The Product Owner can envision the final product and can...

Can Scrum Teams Work On More Projects At A Time

You might end up in situations when you have to be part of a team that has to handle several projects at a time....

How To Manage Sprint Work That Ends Early

From the point a user story was estimated to its completion, the given estimation might not apply anymore, and that’s completely acceptable. In the...

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