Tag: agile development

1 April 2013 / Agile & Scrum
Most common mistakes in scrum ceremonies 2/7: estimating stories

Spending too much effort in estimating stories People have the tendency to spend too much effort on estimating the incoming work. Having some basics skills available, like high/low showdown, deal and slide and planning poker will help the team to make well educated estimates they feel comfortable with. These techniques are also designed to maximize the return on investment of your time when it comes...

25 March 2013 / Agile & Scrum
Most common mistakes in scrum ceremonies 1/7: grooming the backlog

No prioritization Although there is a product backlog that contains almost all the work that can be planned, there is no real prioritization and things get picked up ad hoc, purely based on reactionary prioritization. In most cases this is a symptom of a number of possible underlying diseases. More often than we like to, we see product owners not really equipped for reaching their...

1 November 2012 / Agile & Scrum
Our first public learning track: Software craftsmanship

We've been doing in-house learning and coaching tracks for a while now and we've seen the positive impact this follow-up has on companies, teams and individuals. ThatĀ is why we want to bring this idea to our public training events as well. So, to validate our hypothesis that this format will also benefit people that follow public trainings, we are proud to introduce our first public...