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Daily Stand Up — Managing Outsiders

Managing outsiders in the daily standup

Daily Stand Up Outsiders Do you often get outsiders to your daily stand up? I have worked with scrum teams where ‘outsiders’ like to attend and see whats going on. Sometimes they are just silent observers who just like to see whats going on, but do you ever get visitors who start to contribute, butt […]

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What do you do if your Sprint is derailing?

Sprint Derails

Did your Sprint Derail? I am sure its happened to the best of us, you spend time refactoring your backlog; prioritising it to ensure everyone is on the same page. You complete your Sprint Planning and are ready for a successful sprint. What happens if you are a few days into your sprint; all of […]

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Should a Product Owner Attend Retrospectives?

Should a Product Owner Attend Retrospectives?

The short answer is YES. The Product Owner is part of the Team The Product Owner is part of the team, and should be involved in any discussions about improving things. A scrum team will never reach its maximum potential if only the developers discuss areas to improve. The first question I would ask is […]

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Daily Scrum, do I have to?

Daily Scrum, do I have to?

The Daily Scrum This will be the first in a series of ‘mini-blog’ posts, small bite sized content with hopefully small nuggets of knowledge, inspiration or motivation. Its a question that gets asked a lot… “Do we have to do it today?”, “Can we skip today?”, “Why is it everyday?”, especially for teams new to […]

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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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Make Agile Daily Stand Up More Efficient

Make Agile Daily Stand Up More Efficient

Use the Car Park Daily Stand Up and Agile Meetings I want to share a cool technique I picked up a while ago. It’s a good technique to use if your daily stand up or other agile meetings go off track . Car Parking Technique This is a simple way of making sure that any […]

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