Category Archives for Scrum

Why does Scrum use Fibonacci numbers?

Introduction Scrum, a widely adopted Agile framework, doesn’t place a lot of emphasis on accurate estimation. However, estimation can provide teams with better insights into the effort required to deliver features, including risks and dependencies. And this can enable better planning and risk management. Within this context, the Fibonacci sequence has emerged as a popular […]

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How to make non-functional requirements visible in Scrum

Introduction In the realm of Scrum, a popular agile framework, the focus often lies on delivering functional features that directly impact the end-users. However, non-functional requirements, which describe the general attributes of how the system behaves, are equally crucial. These requirements, though vital for ensuring a product’s quality, performance, and user experience, often lurk in […]

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What is the most important Scrum event?

In the realm of Agile approaches, Scrum stands out as the most widely known and widely used framework. Since its beginning in the 90s and 00s, it has revolutionized the way teams approach prodcut development and project management. At the heart of Scrum are its events, each designed to ensure that the team stays on […]

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Why Scrum is difficult to Master

Introduction In today’s fast-paced digital era, the need for efficient product and project management approaches is more important than ever. Scrum, offers help for teams navigating the complexities of product development. With a plethora of agile tools available, Scrum has emerged as the frontrunner. Its principles, while seemingly straightforward, have proven challenging for many to […]

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Why is Scrum Master a full time role?

Introduction In the world of Agile software development, the Scrum framework stands out as one of the most (if not the most) popular approaches to agile project management and product development. At the heart of this framework is the Scrum Master, a role often misunderstood and underestimated. A common debate in the industry revolves around […]

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Scrum team name ideas

If you’re doing agile software development with Scrum, you’ll need a name for your team. But what should the team be called and how should you choose your Scrum team name? This article will answer those questions for you and provide some Scrum naming conventions. So you won’t be stuck for any agile team name […]

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Alternatives to Planning Poker

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Planning poker is a common way of doing story point estimation. It has some advantages but some problems too. A lot of people think that Planning Poker is the only agile estimation technique. But that’s not true! There are some alternatives to Planning Poker out there. Let’s see what they are. What is planning poker […]

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Agile Release Planning as a range of probabilities

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A lot of people find release planning difficult and confusing in Agile. How can we plan out our releases when we don’t have fixed scope? When will we know something is ready for release? How do we use velocity in agile to help our planning? Are releases tied to iterations? I’m going to try and […]

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Don’t split people across agile teams

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Why do people get split across agile teams? People sometimes get split across teams when working agile (or Waterfall, for that matter). You might hear things like “this team has two front-end developers, two back-end developers, a UX designer, a tech BA, and 50% of an architect”. Why 50%? There are usually two reasons: The […]

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Scrum-but and Agile anti-patterns

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There are many stories about Scrum-but, agile anti-patterns, and common agile misconceptions. If you’re wondering about the term,  it comes from the idea “we’re doing Scrum, but we” [do something that is completely the opposite of what it says to do in Scrum]. Often this is because a firm doesn’t want to make changes when […]

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