How do you select the most valuable items for the sprint backlog?

Navigating Sprint Backlog Selection I think it’s time we decode the Sprint Backlog selection and that we take some time for a reality check when it comes to the Sprint Backlog.  ✨ Today, I’m bringing you some grounded insights on a question that is asked often in Agile circles.  🚀 How do you select the […]

What is a Sprint Backlog?

Interpreting the Sprint Backlog One of the most common inquiries I encounter is, “What is a Sprint Backlog?”  📝 The Scrum Guide offers a blueprint answer, but let’s break it down further into three pillars of three key elements. The Sprint Backlog, in my words, is essentially three things tied together: 1. The Sprint Goal: […]

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 Sprint. The Sprint Goal is the single objective for the Sprint. Although the Sprint Goal is a commitment by the Developers, it provides flexibility in […]

Who should lead the Sprint Review? Why? How? 

Leading the Sprint Review – A Strategic Roadmap for Agile Success 🚀  In the ever-evolving world of Agile project management, the Sprint review emerges as a critical juncture, pivotal to the success and direction of your project. It’s a moment to pause, reflect, and recalibrate, ensuring that every effort aligns seamlessly with the overarching goals.   […]

What should be top of mind when a Scrum team prepare for a Sprint review? 

Unleashing the Power of Stakeholder Engagement in Sprint Reviews 💡🔍  In the Agile landscape, effective stakeholder engagement during Sprint reviews can be a defining factor for success.   Let’s explore how to transform these interactions into impactful opportunities.  The Essential Element of Effective Sprint Reviews 🌟  Stakeholder engagement is not just an add-on but a critical […]

How does a Scrum team decide on a Sprint goal? 

Deciphering the Sprint Goal Enigma 🎯   The Sprint goal is the North Star for any Scrum team – a beacon that guides the team’s efforts throughout the Sprint. But the million-dollar question remains: How does one conjure this all-important goal?   If you peek into the Scrum Guide, you might be led to believe it’s a […]

How does a Scrum team create a sprint goal?

The Art of Sprint Goal Creation I’m back here again to discuss another fascinating aspect of the Scrum universe, which is the Scrum team’s journey in the art of creating a Sprint Goal.🎯  Combining Strategic and Tactical Directions The inception of a valuable sprint goal necessitates the Scrum team to pull in a whole lot […]

How does a Scrum team estimate what can be delivered in a Sprint?

Navigating the Uncertainties of Sprint Estimations in Scrum Teams Today, let’s delve deep into a fascinating question which is, “How does a scrum team estimate what can be delivered in a single Sprint?” It’s a great question, and I must admit, the ultimate answer might surprise many – maybe they don’t! Grab a seat as […]

What is your #1 tip for effective Sprint Planning?

Sprint planning is a cornerstone of successful Agile teams and a vital phase for us Agile buffs; therefore, there’s always much to consider.  🚀 And so I often get asked about that ONE tip that can make it truly effective. 🔥 Let’s discuss in detail why ‘Pre-Sprint Planning’ is so important. Mastery Over the Product […]

What is the most common mistake in Sprint Planning?

Avoiding the Biggest Sprint Planning Mistake I’m often asked about the most common mistakes in sprint planning.  It’s crucial to navigate sprint planning and to understand where we often go wrong.  🤔 I’ve had many interactions with teams about the nuances of sprint planning, so I’d like to shed light on the most common mistake […]