Incrementally crafting the Scrum Guide 2020 Dutch audio (now released)
#11 Scrum Guide 2020 Discussed with four Professional Scrum Trainers
In the past month(s), I’ve been recording a hobby project. I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a spoken dutch version of the Scrum Guide for a while but never got started… Stuff seemed to always get in the way. So when I learned that the official Scrum Guide was being updated, and not […]
Scrum in a non-IT context: What does the Product Owner own?
On November 18th 2020, a fully rewritten Scrum Guide was released to the world, bringing many updates to the description of the Scrum Framework. The guide is leaner, less prescriptive, and more clear. Scrum Facilitators Jasper Alblas & Sjoerd Kranendonk join Scrum Coaches Andy Hiles & Steve Trapps for an informal chat about the changes. […]
Why the Sprint Goal is not an artifact in Scrum
Leveraging Scrum in a Non-IT context has challenges, as the origin of Scrum is developing software products and IT systems. In a previous post I’ve explored the definition of Increment in a Police context. In this post I would like to explore the role of the Product Owner in a non-IT context. Specifically, to answer […]
The art of re-estimating undone work in Scrum
After reading fellow PST Piyush’s blog on the Sprint Goal and why he believes it is not defined as an artifact, I shared my own insights in a comment. Re-reading my own words, they seem potentially valuable as a seperate publication. So below is that comment, as a Blog. The Sprint Goal is not an […]
Too big to fail – are you heading for disaster?
There is an art to dealing with undone work in Scrum. Many questions that pop up in Scrum Teams with undone work relate to estimation: “Should we re-estimate undone work in Scrum?” “If we do, how do we get credit for the work done previously? “If we don’t how do we account for new insights […]
Is Scrum hurting your agility?
“Too big to fail” is a phrase used for large organisations for a few main reasons: If this organisation fails, the whole economy will ‘fail’. Think of large banks that had to be rescued by the government in various countries. If any initiative in this organisation fails, we can keep it afloat by burning up […]
Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches, stop team coaching!
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 […]
Simplifying CapEx & OpEx in Scrum
Why do I think team coaching is a bad idea? Dont get me wrong, I believe team coaching can have a great amount of added value. It’s just that I often find that teams receive coaching while they actually should not even be a team.
The difference between the ‘forecast’ and the ‘Sprint Backlog’ in Scrum
A really simple approach to CapEx & OpEx financial accounting with Scrum. Why is this needed? The apparent mismatch between standard financial accounting practices and agile ways of working. Specifically CapEx and OpEx accounting, which is often a very important practice in (larger) organizations. This distinction seems to be at odds with having a more […]
There is a difference between the forecast and the Sprint Backlog in Scrum. Exactly what this difference is, has eluded me for some time, and it may very well be unclear to you too. The difference may seem subtle, but can have real practical benefits as you will learn below. The way I used […]