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Scrum Alliance - Member Articles

Member Articles<p>Attention, Members:<p>We’re redesigning our website to be a more functional and robust experience. To streamline processes, we have …

Sprint Retrospective

No matter how good a Scrum team is, there is always opportunity to improve. Although a good Scrum team will be constantly looking for improvement …

Project Management

Sprint Reviews in Practice

Let me tell you about a seat-of-the-pants agile maturity model you can apply to organizational transformations. It's simple: all you have to do is …

New Story Splitting Resource

January 27, 2012 | by: Richard Lawrence<p>More than two years after I originally published it, “Patterns for Splitting User Stories” remains one of the …

Scrum Alliance - Member Articles

Member Articles<p>Attention, Members:<p>We’re redesigning our website to be a more functional and robust experience. To streamline processes, we have …

INVEST in Good Stories, and SMART Tasks

XP teams have to manage stories and tasks. The <b>INVEST</b> and <b>SMART</b> acronyms can remind teams of the good characteristics of each.<p><b>Are you a Product Owner</b> …

How to Give a Great Sprint Demo

April 24, 2009 | by: Richard Lawrence<p>Exciting. Entertaining. Do these words describe your sprint demo meetings? Or are <i>boring</i> and <i>unfocused</i> more …

New to agile? Do the simplest thing that works - THEN STOP!

New to agile? Do the simplest thing that works – THEN STOP!<p>April 27, 2009 | by: Bob Hartman<p>As an agile trainer and coach I often see new teams …

New to agile? INVEST in good user stories

May 14, 2009 | by: Bob Hartman<p><b>As a <user> I want <function> so that<value>.</b><p>Above is a very simple user story template. How can something so simple be …

9 Agile steps that injected magic into our project.

<i>Hi, my name is Simon and I am a Project Manager at Trade Me. Sandy kindly asked me to contribute to her blog, and I consider it a great honour. Below</i> …

IDEO CEO Tim Brown: T-Shaped Stars: The Backbone of IDEO’s Collaborative Culture

<i>IDEO is a world-leading design firm, with offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, London, Boston and Shanghai, among other places. Consistently ranked</i> …

Design

On Acceptance criteria for user stories

One of the teams I have recently coached quickly got a grasp of how to phrase user stories but found it hard to relate to the concept of acceptance …

User Stories

Scrum By Example – Waiting Too Long to Create Acceptance Criteria

The recent Backlog Refinement session helped split the upcoming User Stories.<p>The team was able to get from a very large Story: “As a first time book …