Articles

Resolving Product Owner Bottleneck

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If we want an organization that can quickly adapt to external reality as it’s discovered (let’s call that agility), we need one Product Owner expressing visi...

Does Scrum For Hardware Exist?

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My friend Viktor Grgic wrote: I think there is no such thing as Scrum in hardware, but love to be proven wrong after trying to find myself anything in thi...

The Eraserhead Scrum Master

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A couple months ago I saw a tweet wondering why a CSM class takes two days when the Scrum Guide can be read in a few minutes. I’m reflecting on that as I d...

Scaling Is The Answer To The Wrong Question

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If you’ve read one of my favorite 80’s books, Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, you’ll recall it concerns the search for the Answer to the Ultimate Question ...

Should Agile Teams Do Time Tracking

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QUESTION: Currently the teams track progress/velocity through time estimates. We are shortly going to be moving to story points which should be a big impr...

Why I Barely Mention Velocity Anymore

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A while ago a critic of Scrum tweeted a poster from the popular movie “Velocity,” modified to include a photo of Ken Schwaber. While I agree that focusing o...

Feature Teams Do Not Eliminate Shared Work

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BACKGROUND: It is nearly always better to organize into cross-component feature teams that aren’t restricted (by policy or skills) to a single architectural ...