Tag: refinement

4 September 2019 / Agile & Scrum
How to run multi-site Scrum events without tooling?

Today I am frequently working with larger organisations and continually have to deal with people in different locations across the country or globe. This kind of context brings its own challenges and many people hope to find solutions in tooling and so did I, but hey, did I think wrong! Before going into running multi-site events, a bit of context on team setup and the need for...

23 March 2016 / Agile & Scrum
Surprise Surprise: Benefits of Cross-Functional Teams

Stage Backlog Refinement session.  Purpose  Our Product Owner came up with new stories to be estimated. 14 to be precise.  It required some preparation however.  We have 2 teams, and they do the Backlog Refinement together.  Around 20 people in one room, partly offshore, estimating together is quite a challenge! Meeting Progress The meeting was slowly progressing and at the same time the activity was...

19 February 2016 / Agile & Scrum
Splitting Backlog Items Part 3: How

In a sequence of blog posts based on our “Sharpen your story splitting skills” at XPDays 2015 to frame our useful deck of cards with splitting patterns, we bring you the last blogpost about how to split backlog items.  Background Many times during our session we got questions like: "What’s the best pattern?" "Can you give us advice on how to split?" "When to apply which pattern?"...