The fallacy of the rejected backlog item

Martin Hinshelwood 13 December, 2017

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…

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You are doing it wrong if you are not using test first

Martin Hinshelwood 10 December, 2017

Many teams are struggling with delivering modern software because they are not building with Test First principals. Test First gives us the assurance that we have built the correct thing, that what we built is what the customer asked for…

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Professional Scrum teams build software that works

Martin Hinshelwood 8 December, 2017

I am always surprised at the number of teams that release undone work to production. I understand that one may need a few sprints, or many if you inherited something nasty, to pay back that debt, but if it’s…

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Professional Scrum Training for the Ghana Police Service

Martin Hinshelwood 30 October, 2017

Last time I talked about the Ghana Police Service (GPS) I was talking about Professional Organisational Change and the approach the Inspector General of Police (IGP) is taking; using Scrum to incrementally make changes to the organisation. While Nana Abban…

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Scrum Tapas: Scrum and Continuous Delivery

Martin Hinshelwood 28 June, 2017

I get asked a lot at conferences and at customers how Scrum and Continuous Delivery can work together. The reality is that they complement each other and at the last F2F I sat down to make a little…

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