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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 [...]

Storypoints, hours or #noestimate?

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

How to choose the best estimation unit in an appropriate time. Should it be storypoints or hours? Or even #noestimates at all? In Agile meetups, we often hear very strong opinions about estimation units. From some perspective, it even sounds like a religion. I. Religion: Storypoints Most of the people express an opinion that [...]

Kanban or Scrumban?

By |July 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

The Agile company can be recognized by a presence of Kanban boards with index cards of user stories which are put into multiple columns based on their status. Such board looks simple and easy to handle. For agile teams, this is very welcome due to a low level of bureaucracy, high transparency, and easiness of [...]

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ScrumDesk v.5.26 – Roadmap editor improvements ++

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, ScrumDesk|Tags: , , |

Roadmaps Editor Real start and end These fields are calculated based on the progress of nested backlog items once their subtask  were started. New Delta fields They indicate how much late or earlier the feature has been developed comparing to plans specified in a roadmap. Other changes of the roadmap editor Even ScrumMaster can see [...]

Daily stand-up checklist, part III. – Agreements, Definitions of Done & Ready

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

This article is the continuation of The Daily Stand-up Checklist for ScrumMasters, part II. 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. Agreements To get things working fast, regular [...]

The checklist for your daily standup, part II.

By |June 26th, 2017|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog|Tags: , , , |

This article is the continuation of The Daily Stand-up Checklist for ScrumMasters, part I. 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. In the first part, we covered [...]