Tag: grooming

13 May 2013 / Agile & Scrum
The Product Owner Iteration – limit your WIP

As the teams are having 2 week iterations to build solutions to problems, the Product Owner has 2 week iterations as well to produce just enough new detailed input for his/her team as the team can handle within a single iteration. The rest is all about communication, collaboration and transparency towards the results and planning of the team. Acknowledge your interest to the team Having...

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...