Empiricism is the act of making decisions based on what is. Development teams in Scrum “commit” to a certain amount of work in each Sprint, but completion of those items is not a foregone conclusion or guarantee. Perhaps we should change the language used to reflect this?
The PSPO course is a fundamental shift in thought for many Scrum Masters and Product Owners, as shown by the early results of the PSPO II assessment.
The existing field of Scrum Product Owner training leaves a gaping hole the is being filled by the Professional Scrum Product Owner course.
XP Planning Poker is based on the Fibonacci Set of numbers, and is supported by nature.
Successful product ownership is about more than planning poker and user stories. I am creating a new program to teach product managers how to use agility to maximize their success.
Scrum.org had a busy year in 2010 with the updates to the Scrum Guide, the creation of rigorous assessments, and the development of best-in-breed programs to help companies succeed with Agile. 2011 will prove to be even busier.
I’ve run into the following situations that make absolutely no sense to me. I suspect there must be an elephant in the room for them to occur, and I wonder if anyone has suggestions as to what this elephant might look like. Situation 1: A team selects 5 product backlog items for a monthly Sprint. …
Who is responsible for optimizing value in Scrum? The Product Owner. Originally, I thought that the product managers and other business customers who play this role would love Scrum. After all, it lets them rapidly and flexibly create value-optimized releases. But many of the business customers who use Scrum aren’t taking advantage of Scrum’s ability …