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Task driven Scrum

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As a scrummaster there are a lot of things where you can focus on. Making sure userstories are written correct and that the team understands them. Making sure that the standup is done correctly. Getting a lot of info from the retrospective.
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Defect planning in Scrum

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Of course, all those that do (A)TDD by the book, and have a 100% coverage with xUnit tests and SLIM/Fitnesse, Cucumber and run a full regression test will not recognize this: sometimes the software doesn’t do what you actually wanted.
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Velocity is not the goal

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There is a story. It’s s story about an answer. The ultimate answer to everything! The answer to the question of life, the universe and everything else. The outcome of that particular question is forty-two.
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Scrum theory: The Stacy Matrix and sprint planning 1

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The Stacy Matrix is one of the theoretical foundations of Scrum. The theory projects the domain  onto two axis, where the X-axis represents the amount  of certainty axis the Y-axis the amount of agreement.
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Our Development Process: 50 Months of Evolution

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Our company is almost 6 years old now. It was founded on agile principles and grew up on them. We’ve used Extreme Programming from day 1, immixed some Scrum ideas later on and switched to Kanban in the end.
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How to Prevent Scope Creep

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Scope creep. It's every designer and developer's enemy. But have you ever stopped to think about why scope creep happens?
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The last project manager

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There is a sad thing going on in our business. While most of us are working in agile environments, doing scrum, kanban or any other agile project solution . A large quantity of people is not and slowly they are getting outnumbered.
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Value matrix to prioritize the backlog

Value matrix to prioritize the backlog | Within the scope | Scoop.it
Priotizing the backlog is an important and difficult task which should be done by the product owner. In some cases, it is really hard to be objective in the priority of the user story. This is were the value matrix can help you.
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A man went to the Doctor

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A man went to the doctor:
“Hello Doctor, I have epicondylitis lateralis and I think we can fix that with Shockwave. Shockwave is a brand new treatment that is faster, cheaper and better than all the other methods.
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The hell with the Product Owner!

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Last weekend I watched a rugby game on television for the first time in my life. I don’t normally watch much sports but I think that I watched it for a while because the teams were forming a scrum.
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Mother of all F***-ups

We often tend to go back to old habits when for instance stress levels go up, when a Scrum master turns Projectmanager again or because some tasks are just harder than expected.
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James Shore: Alternatives to Acceptance Testing

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Every software development practice has a cost and a benefit. The trick in designing your ideal method is to choose families of practices that combine to maximize benefits and minimize costs. When I said, "acceptance testing tools cost more than they're worth. I no longer use it or recommend it," I meant that I've found alternatives that provide the same benefit for lower cost.

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The Paradox of choice

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We al talk about wanting to have more choices. But is having many choices a good thing. The more we have to decide on, the less we get what we really like in the end. When working with scrum, everything has to do with making choices.
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Just say no | Agile things

Just say no | Agile things | Within the scope | Scoop.it

Often something comes to my attention. Scrum by the book. Teams who are new to scrum often tend to start doing scrum as it is written. And in most cases these teams run into problems, or better yet, challenges that are not written down. What to do with team interruptions. What must you to do with colleagues who are in transition from their old roles to new ones. Dealing with the company or other departments that not yet use any kind of Agile working model. These things are written somewhere in a book. I have read a lot of them en most of these books are a bit in the higher scrum knowledge zone. Not yet to be picket up by starters. Don’t get me wrong there. As a beginner you can pickup any book about scrum, userstories, coaching or whatever. But as a beginner it is hard to see what is theory and what is the real world.

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