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How do you incorporate a Design Sprint in Scrum?

Martin Hinshelwood 16 August, 2019

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…

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DOD has made it illegal to do waterfall

Martin Hinshelwood 1 May, 2018
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Did you know that the DOD has made it illegal to do waterfall? For the first time in many years the Department of Defence (DOD) in the United States had made a major update to its procurement rules. They can…

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Introducing Kanban for Professional Scrum Teams

Martin Hinshelwood 26 February, 2018
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A few weeks ago I was in Boston to visit the Scrum.org offices and learn to teach the Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) training class co-taught by Steve Porter and Daniel Vacanti. This is a new Professional Scrum…

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Work can flow across the Sprint boundary

Martin Hinshelwood 30 January, 2018
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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…

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Professional Scrum is for everyone in your organisation

Martin Hinshelwood 16 January, 2018
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Recently I worked with a new customer in Denver to help them move towards a greater degree of Scrum in their software development. The idea that Scrum is for everyone in your organisation is kind of new, but it reflects…

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Create your own path to Organisational Agility

Martin Hinshelwood 11 January, 2018
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Other scaled agile frameworks employ a cookie cutter approach to organisational agility. While I accept that they may have worked somewhere once, the likelihood that the same approach will work in your organisation is small. They were created to get…

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

Martin Hinshelwood 9 January, 2018
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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 Sprint Planning Event and your backlog is not…

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Getting started with a Definition of Done (DoD).

Martin Hinshelwood 4 January, 2018
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In my last post about Professional software teams creating working software David Corbin made a good point. How do you determining what “Free from fault or defect” means? Since that is different for each Product and may change over time…

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Release planning and predictable delivery

Martin Hinshelwood 29 December, 2017
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Many organisations wrestle with the seeming incompatibility between agile and release management and they struggle with release planning and predictable delivery…

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