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Become a Product Owner

The Product Owner acts as the voice of the Customer and they are accountable for delivering Value to the Business. 

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Become a Scrum Master

The Scrum Master is accountable for removing impediments, enabling the Development Team to focus on delivering the Product Goals and deliverable's.

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Become a Scrum Developer

The Development Team is responsible for developing the product. They work on the product requirements defined in the form of User Stories

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Bruce Tuckman Stages of Group Development

What are the Bruce Tuckman stages of group development, and how does it apply to Scrum Projects? In 1965, Bruce Tuckman composed a definitive research study on the nature of Teams and Group Dynamics. His study was Titled “Developmental Sequence in Small Groups”. This study was based upon Team behaviour in the United States Navy.…

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Conflict in the Workplace within Scrum

‘Conflict in the Workplace’ within Scrum is as much about the Scrum Master’s Management style as it is about Conflicts. These conflicts occur between Scrum Team members (Scrum Master, Product Owner – the Voice of the Customer, and the Development Team). This is where a good Scrum Master comes into their own. However, we are…

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Agile Scrum Ceremonies and Scrum Meetings

What are the Agile Scrum Ceremonies and how are they applied within the project? The democratic composition of a Team in Agile Development causes a dilemma for Companies new to Agile. They may be used to the Traditional Command-and-Control regime of Project Management. This makes transitioning to the Agile values and principles difficult. There is…

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Safe Inspect and Adapt: Agile Planning

What is Safe Inspect and Adapt and how does it apply within Agile Project Planning? ‘Agile Planning’ is very different to Traditional Planning because it Accepts and Expects Uncertainty. However, there is still one very important similarity, the Project Constraints. These Constraints are depicted as a triangle, known as the Triple Constraints or the “Iron…

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Product Vision Board Kit and Creating Optimal Value

How can the Product Vision Board Kit be used in Scrum Projects for creating optimal value? The introduction of a new Product may start from many different sources in an Organization. However the Development, either of the Product itself or of an Application that supports the Product will be carried out in an IT Project.…

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Product Backlog Prioritization in Scrum Projects

What is Product Backlog Prioritization and how is it applied within Scrum Projects? We provided a brief description of the Product Owner Role in a previous article where we explained their Responsibilities. One of the responsibilities that we metioned was in regards to the prioritization of the Product Backlog. As the steward of the Product…

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Writing Acceptance Criteria: The Perfect User Story

Writing Acceptance Criteria can be a difficulty process, but is it an important aspect of writing the perfect User Story? You read this because:-. As a team member you have been charged with writing a User Story and do not understand where to start. You have actually written some User Stories prior to and the…

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Scrum Story Points and Estimating User Stories

What are Scrum Story Points and how are they used for estimating User Stories Within Scrum Projects? While Scrum does not follow Traditional Project Management guidelines, there are some Estimation activities around the Work to be Done. Estimation is Done for:-. User Stories, which are subsets of the general Requirements. Tasks, which are the activities…

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Project Portfolio in Agile Organisations

A project portfolio is traditionally a collection of projects that an organization selects. These projects form a roadmap of work to accomplish. Most companies have requests from various business units. This creates a situation where there are more potential projects than funding available. Portfolio management involves the selection of projects that are well aligned with…

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Scrum Team Processes for Delivering Value

What are the Scrum Team Processes that help Agile Projects Deliver more Value? Development teams following the Agile Scrum framework use specific ceremonies and are part of a larger feedback loop that focuses on delivering value early and often via the inspect and adapt principles of scrum. A scrum team is composed of individuals who…

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