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The Sprint Review: The Product Owners Meeting

The Sprint Review: The Product Owners Meeting

Definition of Sprint Review The sprint review, or commonly the sprint demo is a meeting that takes place at the end of the sprint, where the team showcases their “potentially shippable product”. Generally I don’t like the name “Sprint Demo”, this should not be the first and only time the product owner sees the product, […]

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Agile Team Organisation: Squads, Chapters, Tribes and Guilds

Agile Team Organisation: Squads, Chapters, Tribes and Guilds

Agile Team Organisation: Squads, Chapters, Tribes and Guilds There is a growing trend around agile company organisation reorganisation with Agile and Scrum, from a structure made popular by the Spotify model – and converting your organisation into Squads, Chapters, Tribes and Guilds. Why Reorganise? Obviously building a product that is flexible, high quality and that can […]

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Tips for Distributed Team: The Live Window

Tips for Distributed Team: The Live Window

The Live Window See your scrum distributed team in real-time. It happens quite a lot these days; scrum teams are often distributed across various locations. In one of my previous companies my team were split between two locations. This obviously brings many complications such as communication, meetings, collaboration and team building. There are many tools […]

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Sprint Planning: Remember it’s a Sprint, not a Marathon

Sprint Planning: Remember it’s a Sprint, not a Marathon

What is Sprint Planning? Sprint planning is a time-boxed meeting that is conducted at the beginning of the sprint, where the team and the product owner discusses and decides on the work that will be completed in the sprint. Generally, the meeting is split into two: What & How. What? The product owner brings a […]

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Daily Stand Up: The Art of Standing Up and Talking

Daily Stand Up: The Art of Standing Up and Talking

What is the Daily Stand Up? Daily Stand Up: The Art of Standing Up and Talking This is a daily meeting (usually in the morning), which allows the team to remain updated on progress and identify roadblocks. The daily stand up should not take more than 15 minutes, and each person should have no more […]

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Improve Team Communication and Collaboration

Improve Team Communication and Collaboration

Team Communication and Collaboration How Can you Make your Team Communication and Collaboration More Efficient? For me, team communication and collaboration are key. These are the things that make teams efficient and great. For a Software Development team; who need to concentrate on their tasks, there are many tools that can help promote collaboration and […]

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Product Manage Your Daily Life

Product Manage Your Daily Life

Not only do I practice Agile/Scrum in projects, I also adapted it in my work tasks and personal like. I product manage my daily life. For this I strongly recommend Trello: www.trello.com Its an online tool, that allows you to create kanban boards for anything. They are ‘clean slates’, fully customizable and super easy to use. […]

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Why do you do what you do? Start with why. Simon Sinek This will be my first post on team management and motivation. Its really something that interests me (and something I find myself quite good at). The golden circle or Why do you do what you do? – Simon Sinek First I would like […]

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