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Don’t Let the Scrum Team Burn Out

Don't let the team burn out

Don’t Let the Scrum Team Burn Out Working in an industry that is faced paced and has a strong business push can be both exciting and stressful. This can also be a main contributor to scrum teams burning out. The ability to deliver quickly and to beat your competitors is important. Scrum teams work hard […]

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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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Ask Questions, Don’t Solve Problem

stop solving problems for the team

This article is more aimed at Scrum Masters, but I think there are key take aways that can be applied to any leadership role. Facilitator first Remember as a scrum master you are a facilitator first. You are not there to solve problems for the team. You might know all the answers, but you can’t […]

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Give the Dev Team a Week

Give the dev team a week

Fitting Scrum Sprints into a Year Sprints in Scrum are often two weeks, its a nice period. Working in a business, we all know that executives like to set goals and measure performance per quarter. During roadmap or project planning, you might get asked how many sprints have we completed in a quarter? This obviously […]

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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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