Release planning and predictable delivery

Many organisations wrestle with the seeming incompatibility between agile and release management and they struggle with release planning and predictable delivery.

In Nexus with 5 Scrum teams, how can the Product Owner attend all Sprint Planning events?

As part of the Scrum.org webinar “Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer – Martin Hinshelwood – Answering Your Most Pressing Scrum Questions” I was asked a number of questions. Since not only was I on the spot and live, I thought that I should answer each question that was asked again here, as well as those […]

Work can flow across the Sprint boundary

There is nothing in the Scrum Guide that says that you can’t have workflow across the Sprint boundary. I’m going to suggest that not only can you, but you should as long as you don’t endanger the Sprint Goal. UPDATE: To find out how to allow work to flow across the Sprint boundary you can […]

TFS 2012 Agile Planning Tools Issue – nested tasks makes the parent task disappear

You should use nested PBI’s and never nested Tasks when you are using the Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server Agile Planning Tools and here is why. At some point you take your “Product Backlog Item” and break it down into sub items as part of your development process. This is part of the creation […]

The Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams

The Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams is the result of a collaboration between members of the Scrum.org community and leaders of the Kanban community. Together, they stand behind The Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams. It is their shared belief that professional product development practitioners can benefit from the application of Kanban together with Scrum. Schedule […]

The Agility Guide to Evidence-Based Change: Using Scrum to Transform Your Enterprise

Many organizations want to gain a competitive advantage by improving the value they derive from software development. They desire to take advantage of opportunities, respond effectively and deliberately to challenges, all while controlling risk and optimizing the return on investment. These organizations often turn to Agile processes such as Scrum, and embrace initiatives to become […]

The Scrum Guide

We developed Scrum in the early 1990s. We wrote the first version of the Scrum Guide in 2010 to help people worldwide understand Scrum. We have evolved the Guide since then through small, functional updates. Together, we stand behind it. Schedule a free 30 minute call Table of Contents This HTML version of the Scrum […]

The 2017 Scrum Guide

Scrum is a framework for developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products. This Guide contains the definition of Scrum. This definition consists of Scrum’s roles, events, artefacts, and the rules that bind them together. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland developed Scrum; the Scrum Guide is written and provided by them. Together, they stand behind the Scrum […]

No Estimates and is it advisable for a Scrum Team to adopt it?

As part of the Scrum.org webinar “Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer – Martin Hinshelwood – Answering Your Most Pressing Scrum Questions” I was asked a number of questions. Since not only was I on the spot and live, I thought that I should answer each question that was asked again here, as well as those […]

Getting started with a modern source control system and DevOps

There are a few DevOps practices that are not optional if you have a professional team striving for engineering excellence in the world of modern software development.