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 […]

Recommended courses for Developers

Developers are the people in the Scrum Team that are committed to creating any aspect of a usable Increment each Sprint. The specific skills needed by the Developers are often broad and will vary with […]

Professional Scrum is for everyone in your organisation

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 […]

Modelling Teams in Team Foundation Server 2013

Do you know what to do with Areas, Iteration, Teams, Source Control, and Security when modelling Teams in Team Foundation Server 2013?

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 […]

Process Template Upgrade #7 – Rename Work Items and Import new ones

A little while ago I was looking into the best options for upgrading a process template but still keep your data intact, but there is still a little bit of […]

What’s in a burndown?

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I was recently in Park City, Utah to teach the Professional Scrum Foundations course and i just got an email from one of the students. As I want to help […]

You can’t stack rank hierarchical work items?

At the MVP Summit I was appalled by the number of people who asked questions about new features for supporting hierarchical tasks! I shared a disgusted look with Peter Provost […]

Are you doing Scrum? Really?

This week I was at the ALM Summit in Redmond. There was a very interesting talk from David Starr of Scrum.org going over the recent changes in Scrum. These changes […]

Process Template Upgrade #3 – Destroy all Work Items and Import new ones

A little while ago I was looking into the best options for upgrading a process template but still keep your data intact, but there is still a little bit of […]