We introduce #ScrumImpulz 2018 speaker: Stanislava Pendziviaterova, Navigating Disruption – Why is integrated risk critical in Agile environments?

By |May 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events|Tags: |

Stanislava Pendziviaterova is Certified System Information Auditor (ISACA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (ISACA), organizational agile coach and global speaker. She has over 10 years of business risk management and coaching experience across domains such as IT service delivery, business controls, internal audit, and organization transformation in an international environment. Stanislava is known [...]

We introduce #ScrumImpulz 2018 speaker: Timofey Yevgrashyn, Agility as the way to survive – not just another fundamental study.

By |May 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events|Tags: |

An experienced Agile thinker with project management, consulting, coaching and training expertise. His personal experience in IT industry is since 1997, from which more than 12 years he had been managing effective software teams with Agile methods. Over the decade, he is sharing the knowledge and experience as a Trainer, Agile Coach, and Consultant. [...]

We introduce #ScrumImpulz 2018 speaker: Antonin Moravec, COO Kentico, Agile transformation – from developers to CEO

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events|Tags: , |

https://www.scrumimpulz.sk Tonda is a creative person who is happy when facing new challenges. Having worked in various roles, he has always been guided by the same question: “How can we make things better?” He is eager to help others to find a solution for tough problems or answer tricky questions. We often hear stories about [...]

We introduce #ScrumImpulz 2018 speaker: Fernando Colleone with his talk: Distributed teams and Agile – does it work?

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events|Tags: , |

https://www.scrumimpulz.sk Fernando helps globally distributed teams to become more Agile and deliver value to customers. Senior Project Manager with 13+ years of experience working with Information Technology and Services. Proven demonstration of client relationship building as well as leading global teams from all around the world. He is pro-active professional with a positive/can-do attitude towards [...]

We introduce ScrumImpulz 2018 speaker: Dany „Danko“ Kovatch about the right Agile culture!

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events|Tags: , |

The first Certified Scrum Trainer in Israel. Well recognized international speaker with unique ways of presenting. 5 years of service in the Israeli army in a special elite program. Served as VP R&D in several companies. Danko is best known for his great enthusiasm for Scrum. ABOUT THE TALK After figuring out the mechanics of [...]

We introduce ScrumImpulz 2018 speaker: Jan Majoros, eduScrum, the very real alternative for education process

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events|Tags: , |

Experienced Agile practitioner and active member of the Agile community. Jan has a long and successful career in management positions in corporates including Siemens. The enthusiastic person who uses Scrum for developing unique products, which helps to save peoples lives. His way of product ownership is coming hand in hand with knowledge sharing and spreading [...]

ScrumImpulz 2018: Martin Strigač, CEO Sygic, „Pracovať Agilne s rozumom“

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events|Tags: , |

Martin začal svoju púť v IT svete v Žiline ešte na škole, a neskôr, počas svojej kariéry, pracoval na rôznych pozíciách. Keď sa ako vedúci softvérových tímov a neskôr ako riaditeľ divízie dostal k Agile, produkt vyvíjaný pre zdravotné poisťovne bol z pohľadu klienta ale aj používateľov, veľmi úspešný. V spolupráci so scrummastrami, produktovými vlastníkmi [...]

How is Agile going to work in Slovakia in the next decade?

By |May 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events|Tags: , |

Ten years seem like a lot of time but despite that, a lot of people claim that Agile practices are still very young.   In 2008 we began to apply then unknown Agile, and back then we had completely different concepts compared to today. Agile seemed rebellious at that time. Essential, simple, something for non-bureaucrats and practitioners. The real discipline and extent of the changes [...]

The journey of one Scrum Master

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Consulting, Events|Tags: , , |

About the life of the agile team, relations, Scrumastership, responsibilities and some good practices.  “KEEP CALM SCRUM MASTER IS HERE"  When I started in one of the company’s development team, I had no experience with Scrumastership. The team was already formed and was in the “storming” phase. After coming into the team we reset the [...]

Version 6.31 – convert backlog items to epics

By |April 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Convert backlog item to a feature or epic Sometimes might happen that user story is bigger than thought originally. In such case the product owner had to create a new epic, enter necessary details and move backlog items to it. For such situation, we added new command Convert backlog item to epic. Select any [...]

New v.6.30.1 – clone task + small, but highly usable, improvements

By |March 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Releases|Tags: , |

Clone task After few years, the agile squad used to find a structure of subtasks that are repeated for every backlog item. ScrumDesk offers the possibility to define story templates in such case, but sometimes quicker action is necessary. Clone subtask Now it is easy to clone a task by one click on [...]

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ScrumDesk v6.29.1: improved Root Cause Analysis editor, KANBAN style + more!

By |February 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Latest news, Releases, ScrumDesk|Tags: , , , , |

Root Cause Analysis Editor We are glad to see more and more (and especially experienced) agile teams to use Root Cause Analysis editor to build a shared understanding of reasons for their impediments. This way agile teams can focus on the true cause of the problem instead of solving some indicators. In this version [...]

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ScrumImpulz 2018, 6th year of the Slovak conference about agile practices

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

ScrumImpulz 2018, the oldest Slovak conference about Agile practices The sixth year of the Slovak ScrumImpulz conference will be held on May 31, 2018, in Bratislava.  Like every year, we would like to bring quality speakers who do not only talk about Agile an Scrum but live by it in their real [...]

Are you really self-organized?

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Self-organized teams are fundamental to the success of agile approaches. But what does self-organization means? 5-6 years ago we started to introduce agile to CxO of multiple clients. I remember that the most unbelievable for them was a term self-organized teams. Well, it was unimaginable to see people working without any Mr. Commander. Without [...]

Product owner. Who?

By |November 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Chooses the right things. Many customers of our consultancy services ask us for some brief and practical description of the role of the Product Owner. Here is our attempt to provide not just some theory, but some additional practical tips for this role as well. The Product Owner The Product Owner role is key [...]

Epical epic. How to write epics in Agile.

By |November 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

What is an epic, what to use it for and foremost how? Requirements. Small, large, technical, business, operational, researchable. And above all, plenty of them. During four years of ScrumDesk development, we have more than 800 requirements in our backlog. And these are only requirements that we have decided to implement without any further [...]

De-bugize! How to plan fixing of bugs in Scrum.

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are you distressed by the huge amount of defects in the product? In this article, you will learn about what practical possibilities you have in agile teams and managing error correction. One of the first questions that pop up whilst introducing agile is how to deal with errors. Too often I hear an immediate answer: [...]

Hey ScrumMaster and Product Owner! Do not overdo it with perfectionism.

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Story A: Joe I’ve known ever since high school. Incredibly nice, funny guy. The one you’d like to have in a team. Scrum was always an interesting topic for Joe and he’d read many books about it and showed a lot of interest. When I asked the team who'd wanted to be a [...]

Training Lean Change Agent in Bratislava, 11-12 December 2017

By |October 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Consulting|Tags: , |

In today’s environment, change managers are under increasing pressure to deliver change at speed. They’re having to adapt how IT and Digital projects are being delivered around them. Senior stakeholders are looking to change managers to provide novel approaches to make change happen. Time to change how we do change What do we need [...]

Forty advantages of Agile vs. traditional approaches

By |October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Last year many people asked us about advantages of Agile comparing to traditional ways of creating products. Because of that we had a short brainstorming session and came up with this list of forty advantages of Agile: A customer gets value regularly even during the first weeks of development. Products are usable after first two weeks. [...]

Drugs and team spirit

By |October 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Teamwork is a part of my professional life for last 20 years. In roles from a team member, team leader, to manager and mentor I had an opportunity to observe different team setups as well as different team dynamics and how it influences the final result. I always  has been curious about these hidden [...]

Course Certified Product Owner, November 2017, Bratislava

By |October 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events|Tags: , , |

Trainer: Zuzi Šochová Date: 6-7 November, 2017 Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Regular Price: 1200 EUR excluding VAT NOTE: Please note that this training will be in English. CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner Course - is trained by Scrum Alliance certified trainer CST and you will definitely enjoy it. We look at Scrum from the Product Owner point of view, covering several concepts [...]

Course Certified Scrum Master, 23-24.10.2017, Bratislava

By |October 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events|Tags: , , |

Trainer: Zuzi Šochová Date: 23-24 November, 2017 Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Regular Price: 1200 EUR excluding VAT Early Price: 1000 EUR excluding VAT expires 23 October, 2017 NOTE: Please note that this training will be in English. CSM - Certified Scrum Master course is unique opportunity to look at Scrum from the ScrumMaster point of view. You will definitely enjoy [...]

If I were you, I would attend sprint review. Make your sprint review great.

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

In the last week, I attended a couple of sprint review sessions. Some of you maybe call them sprint demo. Ok, simply to say, the meeting at the end of the sprint where you are supposed to show your sprint's achievements. In my case, all sprint review sessions had something in common. People were [...]

Version 5.27.2 – Archive epic, bring transparency into the backlog

By |August 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Releases|Tags: , , |

Archive epic From this version, you can archive not just release, but epics as well. ScrumDesk is used by customers in multiple ways. Some customers prefer epics as long-term containers of user stories. This is especially useful for product development where epics represent bigger functionality. Some other customers prefer however epics as project phases [...]

Version 5.27.1 – free guest accounts

By |August 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Guest accounts for free Do you want to play fair & transparently in front of your clients, stakeholders, or managers? Invite them to your organization account and then assign them to projects as guests. Guests are able: to read everything, to actively comment tasks, be mentioned and notified via ScrumDesk. To invite guest just [...]

Business and technology requirements leveled

By |August 9th, 2017|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog|Tags: , , , , |

How to balance business and technology requirements in a product backlog to build a successful product in long-term. A product ownership is hard stuff. Very often you feel a schizophrenia. Often you play for a customer, but later, suddenly, you have to protect your team. Sometimes you are pushed by the business, later by [...]

When to accept user story

By |August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog|Tags: , , , |

When is the best to accept user story which is finished and who should accept them? In our Agile and Scrum Fundamentals training, people are (surprisingly) surprised when we present our approach of the acceptance of finished work. At the begging we often observe disagreements, but after few minutes of an explanation why we found [...]

The checklist for your daily standup, part IV.- People & Company

By |July 28th, 2017|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog|Tags: , , , |

This article is the continuation of The Daily Stand-up Checklist for ScrumMasters, part III. The aim of this series of articles is to help ScrumMasters to prepare better for daily stand-up so it is efficient, productive and engaging. These tips are based on our observation of 100+ agile teams in their agile transformations. Daily standup and People Sickness? Vacation? ScrumMaster [...]

How to prepare for Sprint planning well

By |July 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Sprint planning is one of the most important ceremonies in Scrum project management method. Why run it and how? Even the Sprint planning ceremony doesn't seem to be complex, many Agile teams consider it as a waste of time. "Let's develop something instead of loosing so much time in the sprint planning." This is [...]