Is Scrum hurting your agility?
No Scrum without Empiricism; know your basics
By Chris Lukassen & Sjoerd Kranendonk By now, most organisations are using Scrum, however, many of them feel like the agility of their organisation has degraded, and they might be right! Often, using Scrum starts out as a way to improve development efforts coordinated within an IT division or department, but that is not the […]
The Scrum Definition of Done is not a User Story element
Scrum is built upon Empiricism. The three pillars of empiricism are firmly embedded in various parts of Scrum. Which is why we spend a serious amount of attention to Empiricism (and complexity) in any Scrum related training. So if your Scrum feels like a waste of time or ineffective, start inspection at the basics. How […]
Sprint Goal in Scrum: Whose responsibility is it?
The Definition of Done in Scrum is a super powerful artefact to create transparency around what needs to be delivered to consider a unit of work ‘done’. Meaning, no more work is needed on this item for it to potentially deliver value through a customer release. The concept helps with forecasting, increased transparency and fosters collaboration […]
Why it’s important to go to the right source for your Scrum information
The elusive Scrum Sprint Goal. One of those practices in Scrum that is often neglected or struggled with. Which is a shame since Scrum Teams can benefit greatly from the much needed Focus it provides, when used properly. Recently an aspiring Scrum Master asked me: “Who makes the sprint goal? In the training we discussed the PO makes it, […]
A P.O. Perspective on the Definition of Scrum
AKA Worrying interpretations of Scrum, pt.2 – This week I had the pleasure to facilitate two days of learning. One day was all about working towards the Scrum.org PSMI certification with a Dash of Scrum (master) practice. The other was more about Scrum & Agile basics. Then as I was skimming through linkedin today, I saw […]
In this series I aim to put a Product Owner perspective to the elements of the Scrum Guide. Where else can we start then at the definition? We’ll discover the most important elements for a Product Owner and what they mean in practice. Definition of Scrum according to scrumguides.org Scrum (n): A framework within which […]