Posts tagged scrum
Life beyond Scrum

Great Agile teams are prepared to change the rules... because they understand the behavioural changes, safeguards and phycology of being Agile... 'Bad' agile teams change the rules because they don't understand and are not prepared to take the leap of faith required to achieve greatness!

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The Sprint review meeting

Ideally the review meeting should be kept informal and all members of the Scrum team should attend along with stake-owners, management, customers the Product owner and something I like to do is invite members of other scrum teams/development teams along to observe (This can also be a good thing to do in the retrospective from time to time and helps to share practices and promote good ideas within an organisation)

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Hardening sprints?

Mention having a hardening sprint in certain agile evangelist circles and your ears will probably be in for a hard time!

If your enforcing your definition of done, If each sprint is truly delivering a completed, fully tested, 'potentially' shippable product, If your employing good XP practices with have high unit and integration test coverage and you have a continuous delivery pipeline why do you need a hardening sprint?

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The Sprint Goal

Ideally the goal of the iteration should be set by the product owner ( PO), It’s their opportunity to set the agenda and to ensure that everyone understands what the focus of the sprint is. It’s also the responsibility of the scrum team to commit to the goal or if the goal is unobtainable within a single iteration to explain this to the PO. In determining if a goal is achievable the final say is with the scrum team and the PO should be respectful of their opinion (That doesn’t mean that the PO shouldn’t challenge the team however)

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