Estimation matrix aka Fruit Game

This blog is intended to grow into an explanation of how to facilitate an Estimation Matrix for a colleborative estimation session. In this session Stakeholders and Scrum Team(s) collaborate to quickly estimate Backlog Items both in relative Value & Effort. Below is a dutch simplistic plan which could get you started already. The blog should […]

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Creating Valuable PI Objectives – A Kickstart PDF

PI Objectives are a key element of SAFe and especially the PI Planning & Inspect & Adapt events. The concept may also be of use when you apply the practice of Big Room Planning for a longer timescale (collaborating on a rough plan for multiple Sprints with multiple teams). PI Objectives can help give Focus […]

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What is a product?

A product is a solution that serves a customer need. This is the most concise and to the point description of ‘product’ I can come up with. In the below article I’d like to unpack it. Defining a product always starts with its customers. Someone out there should have a need that the product can […]

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Agile Coaches: helping or hindering?

Note: this was not intended as an article, but the linkedin update character limit forced my hand. Below is not as polished as I would like. If this content helps you in any way shape or form, please leave a comment to share your learning! Previously posted on linkedin here. As Mike writes in his […]

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Done vs Releasable
From not yet releasable to releasable and beyond to full quality

Done in your Scrum Team: does it have to be releasable? Spoiler: no way Jose! There’s a road to releasable and trying Scrum can help getting there. Done vs Releasable is about the difference of doing Scrum as intended and thus gaining maximum benefit, versus the long hard road to reach that state of pure transparency. In […]

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