The Sprint Goal is a commitment for the Sprint Backlog

In the 2020 Scrum Guide Ken and Jeff augmented the idea of the Sprint Goal. The Sprint Goal is a commitment to ensure transparency and focus against progress during a […]

Improve Your Sprint Goal With This Simple Guideline …

The Sprint Goal can affect how the Sprint is run. However, there are quite many organisations who still have a misperception that the Sprint is only a mini-waterfall and the […]

TWO Ways For Scrum Backlog Refinement [ It’s NOT Backlog Grooming ]

The topic Product Backlog Refinement interestingly has caused unnecessary conflicts in many companies … it has caused bloodbath in some companies too. The Product Backlog refinement has left many questions […]

Sprint Goal is an Immediate Tactical Goal

In the The Evidence-Based Management Guide we talk about the Intermediate Strategic Goal and I likened that to the Product Goal in the 2020 Scrum Guide. If we also think […]

If your backlog is not refined then you are doing it wrong

Most Scrum Teams that I encounter don’t do refinement of their Product Backlog and try to work on things that they don’t understand correctly. However, if you get to the […]

The Product Goal is a commitment for the Product Backlog

Scrum-Framework-Product-Goal

In the 2020 Scrum Guide Ken and Jeff introduces the idea of the Product Goal. The Product Goal is a commitment to ensure transparency and focus against progress. The Product […]

The fallacy of the rejected backlog item

To my understanding there is a frustrating misunderstanding of reality when one thinks that the Product Owner can reject a single story at the Sprint Review. This is the fallacy of the rejected backlog item.

Can the Definition of Done change per Sprint?

I was asked this question today and I think there is a clear answer, however it may change depending on the context of the question. “During each Sprint Retrospective, the […]

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 […]

How do you incorporate a Design Sprint in Scrum?

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 […]