Agile

Product Backlog Refinement explained (3/3)

How to facilitate a Product Backlog Refinement meeting? What do you do as a Scrum Master to keep the item under refinement on track? When do you estimate and what do you do when you need more time for discussion? In this third post of this series on Product Backlog refinement you will find some good practices on how to facilitate an effective and efficient refinement meeting. This series consists …

Agile

Product Backlog Refinement explained (2/3)

What do you do during Product Backlog refinement? How do you prevent discussions going off track or in too much detail? Who should be there? When do you estimate? In this blog series, you will get some good practices and guidance for having better, more effective and more vivid Product Backlog refinement. This series will consist of three posts: Before you bring an item into a meeting What do you …

Agile

Product Backlog Refinement explained (1/3)

One of the most challenging activities in Scrum is Product Backlog Refinement. During training courses I get many questions on this activity. What do you do during Product Backlog refinement? How do you prevent discussions going off track or in too much detail? Who should be there? When do you estimate? In this blog series, you will get some good practices and guidelines for having better, more effective and more vivid …

Business

Agile coaches, the troubadours of our age!

Last week, I gave a module of the agile expert program together with my colleague Wouter. The topic was storytelling and we had a great day, by providing a set of simple techniques everybody was able to tell a compelling story which all of us will not forget too often. During the middle ages, the troubadour would travel around to share tales of heroic adventures, developments in the village 2 …

Agile

Team Trust Canvas

When starting a team you run into a variety of challenges. In a earlier blog series I stated that a group of people doesn’t make them a team. How do you create a team? Where do you start and do the same practices apply for a new management team? In this blog I will share with you an alternative to the often used Team Manifesto. Using this technique will get …