What is a Scrum Development Team?

Don’t limit your thinking when it comes to defining “what” a Scrum development team is.  It is not just those writing code.  It’s not just developers or programmers.  The team is everyone that moves the ball forward. Developers, testers, business analysts, scrum masters and product owners all play a role in the successful completion of[…]

How to Groom User Stories

User stories start their lives as an unruly mess.  They often have just the briefest of descriptions, no direction and no vision for what they will be when they mature and reach the status of Done. The skilled product owner or agilist responsible for grooming these user stories takes this rough form and elaborates it[…]

Do yourself a favor, setup a Kanban board RIGHT NOW!

If you’ve ever found yourself struggling to stay focused on the work you need to be doing there’s a simple tool that can help you prioritize, stay focused, and get work done faster and with better results.  All it takes is a white board, some dry erase markers, and index cards or sticky notes. What[…]